Gold catalysis is becoming the frontier research field in catalysis chemistry. The present article intends to review recent progress in the fabrication of Au nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica (MCM-41, MCM-48, and particularly SBA-15) and their catalytic applications in low-temperature CO oxidation, cyclohexene hydrogenation, and cyclohexane oxidation. The latest knowledge on the factors determining the characteristics and catalytic performance of Au nanoparticles, such as the type and surface property of support, the size, dispersion, location, and stability of Au nanoparticles, has been summarized and the related discussion is given.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Progress in Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2009|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Au catalyst
- Mesoporous structure