Catalytic chemistry on oxide nanostructures

Aravind Asthagiri, David A. Dixon, Zdenek Dohnálek, Bruce D. Kay, José A. Rodriguez, Roger Rousseau, Darío J. Stacchiola, Jason F. Weaver

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In this chapter we review distinct well-defined planar models to illustrate the unique chemical properties that can be realized by oxide nanostructuring in the form of continuous ultra-thin films, extended islands and/or supported nanoclusters. The highlighted systems include metastable PdO films for C–H bond activation, multifunctional catalytic sites at copper/cerium-oxide island interfaces for water-gas shift reactions, and (WO3)3 and (MoO3)3 nanoclusters with active dioxo, O=M=O, moieties for dehydration and partial oxidation of alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Materials Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933033X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Asthagiri, A., Dixon, D. A., Dohnálek, Z., Kay, B. D., Rodriguez, J. A., Rousseau, R., Stacchiola, D. J., & Weaver, J. F. (2016). Catalytic chemistry on oxide nanostructures. In Springer Series in Materials Science (Vol. 234, pp. 251-280). (Springer Series in Materials Science; Vol. 234). Springer Verlag.