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Keywords:

  • nanoparticles;
  • gold;
  • green chemistry;
  • heterogeneous catalysis
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Golden catalyst: In a two-step one-pot catalytic process gold nanoparticles supported on CeO2 are able to convert nitroaromatics into aromatic carbamates, thereby providing an alternative phosgene-free route towards aromatic polyurethanes (see figure).