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Metathesis: from Chauvin to Green Chemistry




Gold Nanoparticles


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Metallic Nanoparticules




- Nanoparticles as Recyclable Catalysts: the Fast-growing Frontier between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysts.

-D. Astruc, F. Lu, J. Ruiz Aranzaes . Angew. Chem. 2005 , 117, 8062-8083; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 7852-7872.

- Gold Nanoparticles: Assembly, Supramolecular Chemistry, Quantum-size Related Properties, and Applications towards Biology, Catalysis and Nanotechnology,

-M-C. Daniel, D. Astruc. Chem. Rev. 2004, 104, 293-346.

- Gold Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine : Peparations, Diagnostic, Therapy and Toxicity

E. Boisselier, D. Astruc. Chem. Soc. Rev. “2009”, 38, 1759–1782

- Application of gold nanoparticles to the diagnostic and therapy of cancer

A. Llevot, D. Astruc. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 242-257.

Palladium Nanoparticles as Efficient Green Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Carbon-Carbon Coupling Pre-catalysts: A Unifying View.

D. Astruc, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46 (6), 1884-1894..


Palladium Catalysis Using Dendrimers: Molecular Catalysts versus Nanoparticles.

D. Astruc, Tetrahedron Asymmetry2010, 21, 1041-1054. (dedicated to Henri Kagan in Henri Kagan’80th birthday issue)


Nanoparticles and catalysis. D. Astruc Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008 (640 pages; 18 chapters)