Au nanoparticles embedded within mesoporous aluminosilicate particles have been prepared and used as catalyst for CO oxidation. In the presence of C 16TMAB, a stable aqueous solution of Au nanoparticles-surfactant without apparent aggregations was obtained by chemical reduction. After combining with aluminosilicates in an alkaline solution, the Au nanoparticles were mostly embedded within the mesoporous aluminosilicate particles, and the maximum loading of Au nanoparticle can reach around 36wt.%. The diameter of Au nanoparticles in mesoporous aluminosilicates are <10nm after calcination at 560°C under air. In this research, the quaternary ammonium surfactants serve as dual function agents, protecting agent for Au nanoparticle and templates for mesoporous silica. When the mesoporous aluminosilicate supports are in micron-size, the highest CO conversion is only about 16% over the catalyst with gold loading, Au/SiO2 = 8%. The conversion decreases to nearly zero at higher gold loadings due to extensive pore blocking. Reducing the dimension of mesoporous aluminosilicates to tens of nanometers makes the Au nanoparticles more accessible for CO oxidation, and the highest CO conversion reaches 70% over the catalyst with gold loading, Au/SiO2 = 24wt.%.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Sep 1|
|Event||Selections from the Presentations of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Congress - Dalian, China|
Duration: 2003 Oct 12 → 2003 Oct 12
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