P-M-BRC-3 Colloidal Synthesis of Au-Containing Bimetallic Catalysts

Monday, June 3, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Alexandra Landry1,2, Sebastian Kunz1,2 and Enrique Iglesia1,2, (1)University of California Berkeley, USA, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.
Bimetallic AuPt and AuPd catalysts uniform in size and composition were prepared by colloidal methods using no contaminating species. The formation mechanism was examined using in-situ UV-visible spectroscopy, revealing a galvanic displacement step that deposits the Au3+ precursor onto Pd0 or Pt0 clusters. Measures to ensure uniform mixing are discussed.

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