Written by international experts, this monograph combines two of the most important aspects of modern chemistry, presenting the latest knowledge on these environmental friendly applications. This result is a comprehensive overview of the application of nanoparticles in catalysis, focusing on synthesis and the most important reaction types, providing all the information needed by catalytic, organic and solid state chemists, as well as those working with or on organometallics, materials scientists, and chemists in industry.
Didier Astruc is a full professor at the University Bordeaux 1, a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and the Academies Leopoldina, Europaea and European Academy of Science, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He studied in Rennes and carried out his post-doc at MIT with Nobel prize winner R. R. Schrock. His research fields span from inorganic materials to nanoreactors in catalysis and drug nanovectors. Professor Astruc is the author of "Electron Transfer and Radical Processes in Transition Metal Chemistry" (prefaced by Henry Taube, 1995), of the standard textbook "Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis" (2007) and of more than 300 research publications. He was awarded several prizes including the Humboldt, Iberdrola and Le Bel Prizes.
Transition-metal Nanoparticles in Catalysis: From Historical Background to the State of the Art Surfactant-stabilized Nanoparticles as Catalyst Precursors - Scientific Basis, Recent Developments and an Outlook Nanoparticle-catalysts Based on Nanostructured Polymers PAMAM-dendrimer Templated Catalysts Aerogel-supported Nanoparticles in Catalysis Transition-metal Catalysis in Imidazolium Ionic Liquids Carbon and Silicon Nanotubes-containing Catalysis Size-selective Synthesis of Nanostructured Metal- and Metal-oxide Colloids and their Use as Catalysts Multimetallic Nanoparticles Prepared by Redox Processes Applied in Catalysis The Role of Palladium Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Carbon-carbon Coupling Reactions Rhodium and Ruthenium Nanoparticles in Catalysis Supported Gold Nanoparticle as Oxidation Catalysts Gold Nanoparticle Catalyzed Oxidation in Organic Chemistry AuNP-catalyzed Propene Epoxidation by Dioxygen and Dihydrogen Gold Nanoparticles: Recent Advances in CO Oxidation NO Heterogeneous Catalysis Viewed from the Angle of Nanoparticles Hydrocarbon Catalytic Reactivity of Supported Nanometallic Particles Surface Organometallic Chemistry on Metallic NPs: Synthesis, Characterization and Application in Catalysis