Nanocatalysis

More than speed

The role of catalysts is greater than simply increasing the rate of a reaction. Modifying nanoparticles enhances two significant catalyst attributes: selectivity and thermal stability.

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Figure 1: Chemically synthesized nanoparticles with well-defined size, composition and shape.

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Gellman, A., Shukla, N. More than speed. Nature Mater 8, 87–88 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2363

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