Prominent hydrogenation catalysis of a PVP-stabilized Au_{34} superatom provided by doping a single Rh atom.
S. Hasegawa, S. Takano, S. Yamazoe, T. Tsukuda
Chem. Commun. Accepted.
A single rhodium atom was precisely doped into a gold cluster Au_{34} stabilized by poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (Au:PVP) as revealed by mass spectrometry. The Rh-doped Au:PVP exhibited remarkable catalytic activity for hydrogenation reactions of olefins, which was much higher than that of recently reported Pd-doped Au:PVP.