A Veni grant for Dr. Paramaconi Rodríguez

29. 11. 2010 | Susan

Dr. Paramaconi Rodríguez (Catalysis and Surface Chemistry group Leiden University) has been awarded a VENI grant for his proposal “Elucidating the catalytic properties of gold by electrochemistry”. Gold is a good catalyst for several technological important reactions, especially CO oxidation. The researchers will investigate how the CO adsorption on gold promotes its own oxidation as well as the oxidation of other organic molecules, and how this depends on the chemical environment.