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The supported gold nanoparticles will be used as photocatalysts for catalysing synthesis reaction of useful organic compounds under moderated conditions. The potential of the new photocatalysis processes is: Golden nanotechnology + Sunlight = Green chemistry. The aim of the project is to search the synthesis reaction(s) that can be driven with light on the gold particles, improve the conversion rate and selectivity of the photocatalytic reaction(s) by the optimising the structure and composition of the catalysts and the parameters of the catalytic reactions and to identify the reaction mechanism.

Study level
Honours
Supervisors
QUT
Organisational unit

Science and Engineering Faculty

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