Trends in the Catalytic CO Oxidation Activity of Nanoparticles


  • The Center for Sustainable and Green Chemistry is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, and the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design is supported by the Lundbeck Foundation. In addition we thank the Danish Research Council for the Technical Sciences and the NABIIT program for financial support, and Danish Center for Scientific Computing for computer time.


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Going for gold: Density functional calculations show how gold nanoparticles are more active catalysts for CO oxidation than other metal nanoparticles. The high catalytic activity of nanosized gold clusters at low temperature is found to be related to the ability of low-coordinate metal atoms to activate reactants.