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Front. Chem. | doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00691

The successful story of gold based catalysts for Gas and Liquid Phase reactions: brief perspective and beyond

  • 1Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 2Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS), China
  • 3Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Seville, Spain

Gold has long held the fascination of mankind. For millennia it has found use in art, cosmetic metallurgy and architecture; this element is seen as the ultimate statement of prosperity and beauty. This myriad of uses is made possible by the characteristic inertness of bulk gold; allowing it to appear long lasting and above the tarnishing experienced by other metals, in part providing its status as the most noble metal.

Keywords: Gold, Catalyst &catalysis, heterogeneous, gas phase, liquid phase

Received: 06 Aug 2019; Accepted: 07 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Price, Perez, Ivanova, Reina and Liu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Jian Liu, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS), Dalian, 116023, Liaoning Province, China, jian.liu@curtin.edu.au