A new gold standard for nano

Characterising gold nanoparticles at atomic resolution might improve our understanding of the catalytic activity of these materials, according to an international team. These researchers (Kornberg et al) have now demonstrated that it is possible to use electron microscopy to obtain data on at least one gold cluster of greater than 1 nm diameter and to […]

Highly Reactive Gold Carbene Complex Shines in Emerald Green

With a chemical “trick,” scientists have succeeded in isolating a stable gold carbene complex. Chemists have now created the basis for directly examining the otherwise unstable gold-carbon double bond. They explain that highly reactive gold carbene molecules play an important role in landmark catalyzing processes taking place at high speed.