Zhou, B., Han, S., Raja, R., Somorjai, G.A. (Eds.)
2007, XXI, 333 p.
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This book is the third volume of Nanotechnology in Catalysis. Although has been only 2 years since the Volumes 1 and 2 were published, many new contributions and breakthroughs have been made by researchers all over the world, showing the dynamic of nanotechnology in catalysis area. The topics in the book are the most up-to-date information on the forefront of nanotechnology development in catalysis field. They include the new concept and applications of nanotechnology for catalysis, the preparation and characterization of nanoparticle and nanostructure catalysts, and the examples of the superior activity and selectivity achieved by using such nanocatalysts. This book provides an in-depth understanding of how nanotechnology can affect the future generation of catalyst development.
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Nanotechnology and Heterogeneous Catalysis.- Oxide-Supported Metal Thin-Film Catalysts: The How and Why.- Developing Catalytic Nanomotors.- Catalysis by Gold: Recent Advances in Oxidation Reactions.- Gold Catalysts Supported on Nanostructured Materials: Support Effects.- Highly Effective Nanocatalysts Prepared Through Sol—Gel Technique.- Dendrimer Templates for Supported Nanoparticle Catalysts.- Tungsten Oxide Nanorods: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application.- Catalysis by Metal and Oxide Nanoparticles, Single Metal Atoms and Di-Nuclear Oxo-Ions in Zeolites.- A Dual Catalytic Role of Co Nanoparticles in Bulk Synthesis of Si-Based Nanowires.- Influence of Particle Size and Interaction with the Support on Redox and Catalytic Properties of Metals, Metal Oxides, and Metal Complexes.- Thermo-Catalytic Oxidation of Dihydroxybenzenes in the Presence of Nanoparticle Iron Oxide.- Synthesis of Palladium-Based Supported Catalysts by Colloidal Oxide Chemistry.- Gold-Based Nanoparticle Catalysts for Fuel Cell Reactions.- Carbon-Supported Core-Shell PtSn Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Performance as Anode Catalysts for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell.