Issue Date: October 10, 2011
Gold Catalyzes Esterifications
Supported gold and gold-palladium nanoparticles can serve as active catalysts for esterification of diols, according to a study published in Catalysis Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1039/c1cy00254f). The work broadens the list of catalytic transformations mediated by gold, an element that until recently was considered relatively inert. In addition, the study catalogs the effects on catalytic performance of various factors, including catalyst preparation method, . . .
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