Trends and prospects of bimetallic exsolution

Tang, Chenyang and Kousi, Kalliopi and Neagu, Dragos and Metcalfe, Ian S. (2021) Trends and prospects of bimetallic exsolution. Chemistry - A European Journal, 27 (22). pp. 6666-6675. ISSN 0947-6539 (

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Supported bimetallic nanoparticles used for various chemical transformations appear to be more appealing than their monometallic counterparts, because of their unique properties mainly originating from the synergistic effects between the two different metals. Exsolution, a relatively new preparation method for supported nanoparticles, has earned increasing attention for bimetallic systems in the past decade, not only due to the high stability of the resulting nanoparticles but also for the potential to control key particle properties (size, composition, structure, morphology, etc.). In this review, we summarize the trends and advances on exsolution of bimetallic systems and provide prospects for future studies in this field.