Chapter 17. Nanocatalysis

  1. Prof. Dr. C. N. R. Rao2,
  2. Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Achim Müller3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. A. K. Cheetham Director4
  1. S. Abbet and
  2. U. Heiz

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760247X.ch17

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Abbet, S. and Heiz, U. (2004) Nanocatalysis, in The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (eds C. N. R. Rao, A. Müller and A. K. Cheetham), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760247X.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit and CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced, Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064, India

  2. 3

    Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

  3. 4

    Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Ulm, Institute of Surface Science and Catalysis, Albert-Einstein-Alle 47, D-89069 Ulm, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306862

Online ISBN: 9783527602476



  • nanocatalysis;
  • point defects;
  • oxide surfaces;
  • catalytic processes;
  • free clusters;
  • supported clusters;
  • free metal clusters;
  • turn-over frequencies;
  • confined electrons


  • Introduction

  • Chemical Reactions on Point Defects of Oxide Surfaces

  • Chemical Reactions and Catalytic Processes on Free and Supported Clusters

    • Catalytic Processes on Free Metal Clusters

    • Chemical Reactions and Catalytic Cycles on Supported Clusters

      • Single Atoms on Oxide Surfaces

      • Size-Selected Clusters on Oxide Surfaces

    • Turn-Over Frequencies of Catalytic Reactions on Supported Clusters

      • A Newly Designed Pulsed Valve for Molecular Beam Experiments

      • Size-Distributed Clusters on Oxide Surfaces

    • Chemical Reactions Induced by Confined Electrons

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References