Effect of composition on the catalytic properties of mixed-ligand-coated gold nanoparticles

Anirban Ghosh, Soubir Basak, Benjamin H. Wunsch, Rajiv Kumar, Francesco Stellacci

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Striped catalysts: The effect of composition and structure on the catalytic efficiency of gold nanoparticles protected by a monolayer composed of two types of ligands differing in length (see picture) is reported. By diluting catalytically active ligand molecules with simple catalytically inactive molecules the catalytic efficiency of the particles is enhanced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7900-7905
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Aug 16 2011



  • catalysts
  • gold
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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