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Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions (2017)
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Yentekakis, I., Goula, G., Kampouri, S., Betsi-argyropoulou, I., Panagiotopoulou, P., Taylor, M., …Lambert, R. (2018). Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions. Catalysis Letters, 148(1), 341-347. doi:10.1007/s10562-017-2233-z

The effect of the morphology of Ir particles supported on γ-Al2O3, 8 mol%Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ), 10 mol%Gd2O3-doped CeO2 (GDC) and 80 wt%Al2O3–10 wt%CeO2–10 wt%ZrO2 (ACZ) on their stability on oxidative conditions, the associated metal–support in... Read More

Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters (2017)
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Verrelli, E., Michelakaki, I., Boukos, N., Kyriakou, G., & Tsoukalas, D. (2017). Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters. Annalen der Physik, 530(2), (1700256). doi:10.1002/andp.201700256. ISSN 0003-3804

© 2017 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim In this work is presented the growth model for Au films grown on a carbon substrate at room temperature by using as building blocks Au nanoparticles (NPs) with 1.4 nm mean size generated via remo... Read More

Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions (2016)
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Taylor, M. J., Durndell, L. J., Isaacs, M. A., Parlett, C. M., Lee, A. F., Kyriakou, G., …Wilson, K. (2016). Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 180, (580-585). doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.006. ISSN 0926-3373

The selective liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol over Pt nanoparticles supported on SiO₂, ZnO, γ-Al2O₃, CeO₂ is reported under extremely mild conditions. Ambient hydrogen pressure, and temperatures as low as 50 °C are shown su... Read More

Controlling a spillover pathway with the molecular cork effect (2013)
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Marcinkowski, M. D., Jewell, A. D., Stamatakis, M., Boucher, M. B., Lewis, E. A., Murphy, C. J., …Sykes, E. C. H. (2013). Controlling a spillover pathway with the molecular cork effect. Nature Materials, 12(6), (523-528). doi:10.1038/nmat3620. ISSN 1476-1122

Spillover of reactants from one active site to another is important in heterogeneous catalysis and has recently been shown to enhance hydrogen storage in a variety of materials. The spillover of hydrogen is notoriously hard to detect or control. We r... Read More

Isolated metal atom geometries as a strategy for selective heterogeneous hydrogenations (2012)
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Boucher, M. B., Kyriakou, G., Jewell, A. D., Lewis, E. A., Sykes, E. C. H., Baber, A. E., …Tierney, H. L. (2012). Isolated metal atom geometries as a strategy for selective heterogeneous hydrogenations. Science, 335(6073), (1209-1212). doi:10.1126/science.1215864. ISSN 0036-8075

Facile dissociation of reactants and weak binding of intermediates are key requirements for efficient and selective catalysis. However, these two variables are intimately linked in a way that does not generally allow the optimization of both properti... Read More

Identity of the active site in gold nanoparticle-catalyzed sonogashira coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene (2010)
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Beaumont, S. K., Kyriakou, G., & Lambert, R. M. (2010). Identity of the active site in gold nanoparticle-catalyzed sonogashira coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(35), (12246-12248). doi:10.1021/ja1063179. ISSN 0002-7863

XPS, TEM, and reaction studies were used to examine the catalytic behavior of gold species deposited on lanthana toward the cross-coupling of phenylacetylene and iodobenzene. Atomically dispersed AuI and AuIII were catalytically inert, whereas metall... Read More