Metal Nanoclusters in Catalysis and Materials Science: The Issue of Size Control deals with the synthesis of metal nanoclusters along all known methodologies. Physical and chemical properties of metal nanoclusters relevant to their applications in chemical processing and materials science are covered thoroughly. Special attention is given to the role of metal nanoclusters size and shape in catalytic processes and catalytic applications relevant to industrial chemical processing. An excellent text for expanding the knowledge on the chemistry and physics of metal nanoclusters. Divided in two parts; Part I deals with general aspects of the matter and Part II has to be considered a useful handbook dealing with the production of metal nanoclusters, especially from their size-control point of view.

Key Features

* Divided into two parts for ease of reference: general and operational * Separation of synthetic aspects, physical properties and applications * Specific attention is given to the task of metal nanoclusters size-control


Chemical libraries, researchers, practitioners, PhD students, and consultants

Table of Contents

Part I: General Aspects
1. General Features of Metal Nanoparticles Physics and Chemistry (G. Schmid) 2. Metal Nanoclusters: Synthesis and Strategies for their Size Control (H. Bönnemann and K.S. Nagabhushana) 3. Recent Progress in Bimetallic Nanoparticles: Their Preparation, Structures and Functions (N. Toshima, H. Yan and Y. Shiraishi) 4. Metal Nanoclusters: Electronic Aspects and Physico-Chemical Characterization (L. Guczi, Z. Pàszti and G. Peto) 5. Applications of Metal Nanoclusters in Nanoelectronics (E. Koplin and U. Simon) 6. Nanoscale Characterization of Metal Nanoclusters by Means of X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Techniques (P. Canton, P. Francesco Fazzini, C. Meneghini, A. Benedetti and G. Pozzi) 7. Platinum Nanoclusters' Size and Surface Structure Sensitivity of Catalytic Reactions (R.M. Rioux, H. Song, P. Yang and G.A. Somoraj) 8. Metal Nanoclusters in Catalysis: Effects of Nanoparticle Size, Shape, and Structure (F. Klasovsky and P. Claus) 9. Relevance of Metal Nanoclusters Size Control in Gold(0) Catalytic Chemistry (M. Haruta) 10. Metal Nanoclusters Supported on Cross-Linked Functional Polymers: A Class of Emerging Metal Clusters (M. Zecca, P. Centomo and B. Corain) 11. Digestive Ripening, or "Nanomachining," to Achieve Nanocrystal Size Control (K.J. Klabunde, C.M. Sorensen, S.I. Stoeva, B.L.V. Prasad, A.B. Smetana and X-M. Lin)
Part II: Methodologies
12. Gold Nanoparticles: From Preparation to Catalytic Evaluation (M. Rossi, C. Della Pina, E. Falletta and R. Matarrese) 13. Photocatalytic Deposition and Plasmon-Induced Dissolution of Metal Nanoparticles on Ti02 (T. Tatsuma and K. Matsubara) 14. Synthesis of Metal Nanoclusters upon Using Ion Implantation (P. Ma


No. of pages:
© 2008
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
Electronic ISBN:

About the authors

Benedetto Corain

Affiliations and Expertise

Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Italy

Guenter Schmid

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut fur Anorganische Chemie, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany

N Toshima

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Materials Science and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan