Nanoporous Gold Catalysts for Selective Gas-Phase Oxidative Coupling of Methanol at Low Temperature

  title={Nanoporous Gold Catalysts for Selective Gas-Phase Oxidative Coupling of Methanol at Low Temperature},
  author={Arne Wittstock and Volkmar Zielasek and Juergen Biener and Cynthia M. Friend and Marcus B{\"a}umer},
  pages={319 - 322}
Methanol Coupling Catalyzed with Gold Gold surfaces can be effective catalysts for partial oxidation reactions, in part because lower interaction strengths of molecules absorbed on gold allow products to desorb before further unwanted oxidations occur. One challenge in these reactions is the low rate of formation of reactive atomic surface oxygen. Wittstock et al. (p. 319; see the Perspective by Christensen and Nørskov) created high–surface area gold catalysts by leaching silver from gold… 

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