O-F-BRB-2 Influence of Photodeposited Gold Nanoparticles on the Activity and Selectivity of Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Hydrocarbons on Isolated Titanate on SBA-15

Friday, June 7, 2013: 8:20 AM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Bastian Mei1, Anna Pougin1, Christian Wiktor1,2, Gustaaf van Tendeloo2, Roland A. Fischer1, Martin Muhler1 and Jennifer Strunk1, (1)Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, (2)Antwerp University, Belgium.
Photodeposition of gold nanoparticles enhances the hydrogenation rate in photocatalytic CO2 reduction on isolated titanate species on silica. Product formation from contaminants is ruled out. Without gold, a carbon pool accumulates on the catalyst and higher hydrocarbons are formed. The results contribute to the understanding and systematic improvement of photocatalysts.

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