O-Tu-BRB-12 Synthesizing and Characterizing Catalysts Using Gold Nanoparticles as the Support Material

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 3:40 PM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Michael S. Wong, Lori A. Pretzer, Juan Velazquez, Zhun Zhao and Huifeng Qian, Rice University, USA.
Using colloidal gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) as a catalyst support for a second metal (to create metal-on-Au NPs) reveals structure-property relationships not seen before. This study details the synthesis and characterization of Pd-on-Au NPs studied for a biomass conversion reaction and a water decomtamination reaction.

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