Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 912–919

Role of Preparation Techniques in the Activity of Au/TiO2 Nanostructures Stabilised on SiO2: CO and Preferential CO Oxidation


  • A. Beck
    • Institutes of IsotopesHAS
  • A. Horváth
    • Institutes of IsotopesHAS
  • G. Stefler
    • Institutes of IsotopesHAS
  • M. S. Scurrell
    • Molecular Sciences Institute, School of ChemistryUniversity of the Witwatersrand
    • Institutes of IsotopesHAS
    • Chemical Research CenterHAS
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-009-9222-4

Cite this article as:
Beck, A., Horváth, A., Stefler, G. et al. Top Catal (2009) 52: 912. doi:10.1007/s11244-009-9222-4


Au colloid and titania in different sequence or Au-oxide nano ensembles preformed in hydrosol were deposited on inert amorphous silica or mesoporous SBA-15. It was compared with gold colloid adsorbed on TiO2 or silica support. The formation of the Au/TiO2 interface is discussed in terms of surface charges. Preferential CO oxidation in the presence of hydrogen (PROX) has been correlated with the CO oxidation activity and structural properties, perimeter and the influence of the TiO2 morphology on the catalytic activity has been demonstrated.


Gold solGold/oxide interfacePreferential CO oxidation

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