Influence of the Support and the Size of Gold Clusters on Catalytic Activity for Glucose Oxidation

Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.26). 11/2008; 47(48):9265-8. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802845
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Not all that glitters... The activity of supported gold nanoparticles depends on the method used for their preparation. Gold clusters of about 2 nm in diameter were deposited on nonreducible metal oxides and carbon materials by solid grinding of a volatile organogold complex in a ball mill and subsequent calcination (see scheme). Au/ZrO2 and Au/Al2O3 prepared in this way were extremely efficient catalysts for the aerobic oxidation of glucose. (Chemical Equation Presented).

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