(Chemical Equation Presented) Pick and choose: Achieving acceptable selectivities from alcohols to desirable aldehydes or ketones remains a challenge. Bulk Au(111) pre-covered with atomic oxygen is highly selective for the partial oxidation of 1- and 2-propanol. Insights into intrinsic mechanistic details for high-surface-area gold-based catalysts (see scheme) are also presented.
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Selective oxidation
- Surface chemistry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry