Gold nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica and their catalytic application

Li Li, Weijie Ji*, Chak Tong Au

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1749
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Au catalyst
  • Mesoporous structure
  • Nanoparticles
  • Silica


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