Control of selectivity in heterogeneous catalysis by tuning nanoparticle properties and reactor residence time - pp947 - 952
Elad Gross, Jack Hung-Chang Liu, F. Dean Toste & Gabor A. Somorjai
Heterogeneous catalysts are generally more readily recycled than homogeneous catalysts, but the latter are more easily modified to tune reactivity and selectivity. Here, the dendrimer coating of gold nanoparticle catalysts is shown to be a surrogate for the ligands of homogeneous catalysts. Tuning of product distribution and reaction selectivity is possible when these catalysts are employed in a fixed-bed flow reactor.