Gold Sparks Renewed Interest As Commercial Catalyst: Consideration of gold as catalyst centers on areas such as oxygen transfer, hydrogen transfer, and skeletal rearrangement

@inproceedings{Haggin1983GoldSR,
  title={Gold Sparks Renewed Interest As Commercial Catalyst: Consideration of gold as catalyst centers on areas such as oxygen transfer, hydrogen transfer, and skeletal rearrangement},
  author={Joseph Haggin},
  year={1983}
}
Since being identified as an industrial catalyst in the early 1960s, gold has had only modest success in a few applications—most notably, perhaps, the manufacture of vinyl acetate. In contrast to such noble metals as platinum and silver, which are used in the millions of ounces per year, gold is not a volume catalyst in any sense of the word. However, in the past few years interest in catalysis in general has surged, and one of the most appealing areas is gold and gold alloys. That interest may… CONTINUE READING