Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 50

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_48/2008Cover Picture: Molecular Factors of Catalytic Selectivity (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48/2008)

In situ molecular-level studies of catalytic reactions with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy have revealed seven molecular components of selectivity—surface structure, adsorbate-induced restructuring, adsorbate mobility, reaction intermediates, surface composition, charge transport, and oxidation states—for heterogeneous catalysis on metal single-crystal model surfaces and nanoparticles. For details, see the Review by G. A. Somorjai and J. Y. Park on page 9212 ff.

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