Catalyst Design of Gold Clusters through Junction Effect with Metal Oxides, Carbons, and Polymers

Research Project Outline

Although gold is chemically inert, its reactivity dramatically changes when it becomes smaller than 2 nm in diameter being composed of less than 300 atoms. These gold clusters are deposited on a variety of support materials including base metal oxides, carbons having different nano-structures, and polymers as Soft Materialls in order to tune the catalytic performance in a much wider scope. New catalytic processes are exploited in an attempt to expand the frontiers of green sustainable chemistry.

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Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Development of the Foundation for Nano-Interface Technology
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