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Gold rush

Nature volume 437, pages 10981099 (20 October 2005) | Download Citation

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The chemical industry would be transformed if selective oxidation of hydrocarbons could be achieved efficiently using cheap and clean oxygen from the air. Doing that with gold as a catalyst is a method gaining in allure.

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  1. Masatake Haruta is in the Materials Chemistry Course, Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji 192-0397, Tokyo, Japan. haruta-masatake@center.tmu.ac.jp

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