Carbon-Supported Au Nanoparticles: Catalytic Activity Ruled Out by Carbon Support

Carbon-Supported Au Nanoparticles: Catalytic Activity Ruled Out by Carbon Support The catalytic oxidation of glycerol produces high added value chemical products. Gold-based catalysts showed activity and selectivity depending on particle size and specific preparation method. Moreover, the support plays a fundamental role in modulating the stability of the catalytic system. However, the literature is still lacking of a precise disclosure of these impor- tant relationships. Herein, we synthesized two series of gold catalysts on different carbon supports (Vulcan-XC72R, X40S and Norit GSX), the first synthesized by solvated metal atom deposition (SMAD) and the second by Sol Immobilization technique (SOL). First of all, the specific physico-chemical properties of the supports and the synthesis procedure influenced the dispersion and the size of Au NPs making a direct comparison among the different carbon difficult. In particular, on Vulcan-XC72R, AuNPs showed narrow size and good dispersion, whereas on Norit GSX and X40S-Camel a notably wider size distribution has been revealed. XPS analyses showed Au exposure changed accordingly to the presence of oxygen species, lower O content corresponding to lower Au exposure. Unexpectedly however this does not correspond to a lower activity, being the lowest Au/C (%at), the Vulcan ones, the most active catalysts. Comparing SOL and SMAD prepared samples on the same carbon, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Topics in Catalysis Springer Journals

Carbon-Supported Au Nanoparticles: Catalytic Activity Ruled Out by Carbon Support

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
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Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Pharmacy; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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1022-5528
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1572-9028
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11244-018-1001-7
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Abstract

The catalytic oxidation of glycerol produces high added value chemical products. Gold-based catalysts showed activity and selectivity depending on particle size and specific preparation method. Moreover, the support plays a fundamental role in modulating the stability of the catalytic system. However, the literature is still lacking of a precise disclosure of these impor- tant relationships. Herein, we synthesized two series of gold catalysts on different carbon supports (Vulcan-XC72R, X40S and Norit GSX), the first synthesized by solvated metal atom deposition (SMAD) and the second by Sol Immobilization technique (SOL). First of all, the specific physico-chemical properties of the supports and the synthesis procedure influenced the dispersion and the size of Au NPs making a direct comparison among the different carbon difficult. In particular, on Vulcan-XC72R, AuNPs showed narrow size and good dispersion, whereas on Norit GSX and X40S-Camel a notably wider size distribution has been revealed. XPS analyses showed Au exposure changed accordingly to the presence of oxygen species, lower O content corresponding to lower Au exposure. Unexpectedly however this does not correspond to a lower activity, being the lowest Au/C (%at), the Vulcan ones, the most active catalysts. Comparing SOL and SMAD prepared samples on the same carbon,

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Topics in CatalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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