Heterogeneous Catalysis by Gold-based Bimetallic Catalysts
Like Ouyang, Guo-Jin Da, Jun Ni, Jing Xu and Yi-Fan Han
Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, People’s Republic of China.
This critical review summarizes recent advances on the preparation, characterization and application of Aubased
bimetallic Au-M catalysts. Particularly bimetallic Au-Pd, Au-Pt and Au-Ag catalysts have been emphasized. The
diversity of the structure and combination of these bimetallic Au-M catalysts leads to various catalytic performances in,
i.e., oxidation, hydrogenation, electrocatalytic, and photocatalytic reactions. The promotional effects of Au have been discussed
by its electronic and geometric modifications of active metals. Efforts on controlling the structure (morphology,
particle size and growth of crystalline) of supported bimetallic Au-M catalysts via advanced synthetic approaches have
been elaborated. An overview on the challenges and opportunities for future research toward the understanding of catalytic
chemistry of gold-based bimetallic systems has also been presented along with the descrption of few of the recent
Keywords: Bimetallic catalyst, nanoalloy, gold-based catalysts, Au-Pd, Au-Cu, Au-Ag.
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