We are grateful for financial support from CMU, AFOSR, and NIOSH.
Atomically Precise Au25(SR)18 Nanoparticles as Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones and Aldehydes†
Article first published online: 14 JAN 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 7, pages 1295–1298, February 8, 2010
How to Cite
Zhu, Y., Qian, H., Drake, Bethany A. and Jin, R. (2010), Atomically Precise Au25(SR)18 Nanoparticles as Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones and Aldehydes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 1295–1298. doi: 10.1002/anie.200906249
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 14 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 6 NOV 2009
- heterogeneous catalysis;
- structure–activity relationships
A golden opportunity: A mechanism has been proposed to account for the chemoselective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated ketones (or aldehydes) to unsaturated alcohols catalyzed by monodisperse Au25(SR)18 particles (see picture). Now that the structure of these nanoparticles is known, structure–activity correlations can be drawn.