Elucidating the catalytic properties of gold
How does CO adsorption on gold promote its own oxidation and the oxidation of other organic molecules?
- NWO Veni 2010
Gold is a good catalyst for several technological important reactions, especially CO oxidation. The researchers will investigate how the CO adsorption on gold promotes its own oxidation as well as the oxidation of other organic molecules, and how this depends on the chemical environment.