Catalytically active gold clusters and nanoparticles for CO oxidation

A. N. Pestryakov, N. Bogdanchikova, A. Simakov, I. Tuzovskaya, F. Jentoft, M. Farias, A. Díaz

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Electronic states of gold nanoparticles in mordenite and their transformations under redox treatments have been studied by the methods of FTIR spectroscopy of adsorbed CO and diffuse reflectance UV-visible spectroscopy. Different states of ionic and metallic gold were detected in the zeolite channels and on the external surface of the zeolite - Au+ and Au3+ ions, charged clusters Aunδ +, and neutral nanoparticles Aum. Catalytic tests of the samples revealed the existence of two types of active sites of gold in CO oxidation - gold clusters <2 nm (low-temperature activity) and gold nanoparticles (high temperature activity).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3792-3795
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2007


  • FTIR
  • Gold catalysts
  • Nanoparticles
  • UV-visible spectroscopy
  • Zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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