CHAPTER 2: Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties of Gold‐based Catalysts
Published:18 Jul 2013
This chapter focuses on the chemical methods that are used for the preparation of gold‐based catalysts with the aim of forming small metal particles (<5 nm) stabilised on solid supports. The chapter mainly gathers the advances in gold catalyst preparation made since 2006, i.e. since the publication of the very first book on Catalysis by Gold (G. C. Bond, C. Louis and D. Thompson, Catalysis by Gold, Imperial College Press, London, 2006, vol. 6). Emphasis is given to the most frequently used preparation methods and to their new development, the new preparation methods, new supports and the recent development of gold‐based bimetallic catalysts.