Advanced Materials

New Catalysis Concept: Enhanced Catalytic Activity of Self-Assembled-Monolayer-Capped Gold Nanoparticles (Adv. Mater. 48/2012)

Authors

  • Tomoya Taguchi,

    1. Polymer Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan
    2. Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan
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  • Katsuhiro Isozaki,

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan
    2. Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
    • Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.
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  • Kazushi Miki

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan
    2. Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan
    • Polymer Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan
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Abstract

An unprecedented substrate-selective catalytic enhancement effect of an alkanethiol-self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) is reported on p. 6462 by Tomoya Taguchi, Katsuhiro Isozaki, and Kazushi Miki. This new catalyst system based on weak intermolecular interactions provides a brand new concept for artificial metalloenzyme-type enhanced catalysis.

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