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Synthesis and catalytic activity of metal nanoclusters inside functional resins: an endeavour lasting 15 years

Benedetto Corain

Benedetto Corain

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy

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Marco Zecca

Marco Zecca

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy

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Patrizia Canton

Patrizia Canton

Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica, Università degli Studi Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Via Torino 155/B, 30172 Venezia-Mestre, Italy

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Paolo Centomo

Paolo Centomo

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy

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    Cross-linked functional polymers (functional resins) are versatile, designable and useful supports for metal nanoclusters that are able to provide reasonably thermally and mechanically stable multi-functional metal catalysts characterized by good activity and selectivity. The paper reviews authors’ contributions to the field from the early 1990s to the present.

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