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Overcoming Limitation in the Design of Selective Solid Catalysts by Manipulating Shape and Size of Catalytic Particles: Epoxidation Reactions on Silver



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Shaping up selectivity: Developments in the synthesis of catalytic particles of targeted size and shape might create opportunities for the design of catalysts for the selective heterogeneous production of low-volume, high-value commodity chemicals. Although these advances are encouraging, scale-up issues in the synthesis of exotic nanostructures and their long-term stability under reaction conditions need to be addressed.