Cynthia Friend and colleagues at Harvard University look at how propene bonds and reacts on the surface of gold in this Catalysis Science & Technology paper.
This work aids the understanding of the catalytic conversion of olefins to epoxides, as epoxides are an important intermediate in the chemical industry.
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Role of defects in propene adsorption and reaction on a partially O-covered Au(111) surface
Thomas A. Baker, Bingjun Xu, Stephen C. Jensen, Cynthia M. Friend and Efthimios Kaxiras. Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00076D