Metal Nanoclusters in Catalysis and Materials Science: The Issue of Size Control

Metal Nanoclusters in Catalysis and Materials Science: The Issue of Size Control

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  • Editors: Benedetto Corain, Guenter Schmid, N Toshima
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530578
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080555003

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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


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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. Mazzoldi and G. Mattei)
    15. Size Controlled Pd Nanoparticles Anchored to Carbon Fiber Fabrics: Novel Structured Catalyst Effective for Selective Hydrogenation (L. Kiwi-Minsker, N. Semagina and A. Renken)
    16. Synthesis of Morphologically Controlled Pt Nanoparticles and Their Application in Catalytic Reactions (A. Miyazaki and I. Balint)
    17. Multipods and Dendritic Nanoparticles of Platinum: Colloidal Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Property (H. Yang, X. Teng and S. Maksimuk)
    18. Spreader-Bar Structures as Molecular Templates for Electrochemical Synthesis of Nanoparticles (V.M. Mirsky)
    19. Solvent and Simple Ion-Stabilized Metal Nanoclusters: Chemical Synthesis and Application (Y. Wang and X. Wang)
    20. Microgels as Exotemplates in the Synthesis of Size Controlled Metal Nanoclusters (A. Biffis)
    21. Magnetron Sputtering to Prepare Supported Metal Catalysts (G.M. Veith, A.R. Lupini and N.J. Dudney)
    22. Gold Colloidal Nanoparticles Sized to be Suitable Precursors for Heterogeneous Catalysts (F. Porta and L. Prati)
    23. Liquid Phase Structural Control of Mono- and Bimetallic Nanoparticles (T. Teranishi, M. Nakaya and M. Kanehara)
    24. Solvent-Free Controlled Thermolysis for Facile Size-Regulated Synthesis of Metal and Alloy Nanoparticles (M. Nakamoto, M. Yamamoto and Y. Kashiwagi)
    25. Systematic Synthesis of Monolayer-Protected Gold Clusters with Well-Defined Chemical Compositions (T. Tsukuda, H. Tsunoyama and Y. Negishi)
    26. Template Synthesis and Catalysis of Metal Nanoclusters in Ordered Mesoporous Silicas (P.L. Dhepe and A. Fukuoka)
    27. Liquid-Phase Reductive Deposition of Metal Nanoclusters Selective onto Oxide Surfaces (A. Muramatsu, H. Takahashi and K. Yamamoto)
    28. Production of Metal Nanoparticles by Plants and Plant-Derived Materials (J.L. Gardea-Torresdey, J.R. Peralta-Videa, J.G. Parsons, N.S. Mokgalaka and G. de la Rosa)
    29. Gel-Type Cross-Linked Functional Polymers as Template in the Synthesis of Size Controlled Metal Nanoclusters (B. Corain, P. Centomo, C. Burato and P. Canton)
    30. Size and Shape Selective Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles by Seed-Mediated Method and the Catalytic Activity of Growing Microelectrodes (GME) and Fully Grown Microelectrodes (FGME) (T. Pal and S. Praharaj)
    31. Metal Nanoparticles Dispersed in Solution: Tests to Identify the Catalyst Nature (M. Gómez and I. Favier)
    32. Metal Vapor-Derived Nanostructured Catalysts in Fine Chemistry: The Role Played by Particle Size in the Catalytic Activity and Selectivity (G. Vitulli, C. Evangelisti, A.M. Caporusso, P. Pertici, N. Panziera, S. Bertozzi and P. Salvadori)
    33. Wet Preparation of Metal Nanoparticles and Their Immobilization on Silicon Substrates (T. Yonezawa, Y. Yamanoi and H. Nishihara)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: November 21, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530578
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080555003

About the Editors

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

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