Catalysis Letters

, Volume 121, Issue 3–4, pp 337–341

CO Oxidation Over a Fine Porous Gold Catalyst Fabricated by Selective Leaching from an Ordered AuCu3 Intermetallic Compound


DOI: 10.1007/s10562-007-9344-x

Cite this article as:
Kameoka, S. & Tsai, A.P. Catal Lett (2008) 121: 337. doi:10.1007/s10562-007-9344-x


A fine porous gold catalyst has been fabricated by selective leaching of Cu from an ordered AuCu3 intermetallic compound with 50%HNO3 aqueous solution at 50 °C. This catalyst exhibited comparable areal rate (mol min−1 m−2-cat) with the Au/TiO2 catalyst for CO oxidation. The present study demonstrates that high catalytic activity of gold is originated neither from the presence of fine dispersed Au particles nor from Au-support perimeter interface.


CO oxidation Porous gold Leaching Ordered AuCu3 Intermetallic compound 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced MaterialsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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