Quo Vadis Chemie: Bimetallic Nanoclusters as a Unique Catalyst (prof. Hidehiro Sakurai, Osaka University)
Recently we found that the bimetallic alloy nanoclusters exhibited totally different catalytic activity from the original single metal catalysts. These findings strongly suggest us that we have great opportunities to develop the novel reactions, which had never been realized by any types of catalysts, simply through the combination of the metals, as if it were modern alchemy. In this presentation I will demonstrate low-temperature carbon-chlorine bond activation by Au/Pd bimetallic system [1-6] and carbon-fluorine bond activation by Pd/Pt bimetallic system. Lecture takes place on Monday June 20th at 3 pm at Ch-2 Lecture Hall.
Start date Jun 20, 2016