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Catalysis Using Nanomaterials

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  • UserProfessor Graham J. Hutchings CBE FRS, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University
  • ClockMonday 29 October 2018, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseArts Main LT.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti.

RSC Faraday Lectureship Prize Lecture (School Seminar) hosted by Prof. Roy L. Johnston

Catalysis is of crucial importance for the manufacture of the goods and infrastructure necessary for the effective wellbeing of society. Catalysis underpins the manufacture of most good as they need a catalyst for their manufacture at some point. In this way catalysis contributes towards over 25% of global domestic product. Hence designing new catalysts is a topic of intense research interest in the scientific community. For example, the identification that gold in nanoparticulate form is an exceptionally effective redox catalyst has paved the way for a new class of active catalysts. Alloying gold with other metals can enhance the activity and these catalysts are effective for the oxidation of alcohols and hydrocarbons as well as the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide. In this presentation the use of AuPd colloids for the selective oxidation of hydrocarbons will be used as an example of bimetallic catalysts and aspects of the latest research on topics involving new nanomaterials will also be presented.

This talk is part of the School of Chemistry Seminars series.

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