Volume 88 Issue 19 | pp. 42-44
Issue Date: May 10, 2010
Zeroing In On Golden Mechanisms
Studies elucidate catalytic reaction steps yet key questions remain unsettled
Gold nanoparticles decorated with oxygen atoms (red) catalyze the reaction of benzeneacetaldehyde (left) with methoxy intermediates to form the methyl ester (right). Au is yellow, C is blue, and H is white.
Credit: Bingjun Xu/Harvard U
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