Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 24, pp 6644–6653 | Cite as

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of Au supported on functionalized SBA-15 for low temperature CO oxidation

  • M. G. CutrufelloEmail author
  • E. Rombi
  • C. Cannas
  • M. Casu
  • A. Virga
  • S. Fiorilli
  • B. Onida
  • I. Ferino
Mesostructured Materials


SBA-15 functionalization with 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane was used to prepare a supported gold catalyst for the low temperature CO oxidation reaction. Catalytic runs were performed at atmospheric pressure and T = 40–150 °C and the influence of different thermal treatments of the sample prior to reaction was studied. The modifications induced by the pre-treatments in the physico-chemical properties of both the carrier and the disperse phase were investigated by chemical analysis, CHS elemental analysis, N2 adsorption–desorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), solid state cross-polarization magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (CPMAS NMR) of 29Si and 13C and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The pre-treatment conditions were found to strongly affect both the gold particle size and the nature of the Au surface species. An appreciable catalytic activity was found on samples treated at 600 °C in H2/He atmosphere, provided that the functionalizing agent had been completely removed by a previous high-temperature calcination.


Functionalizing Agent Gold Particle Size Mesostructured Silica 


  1. 1.
    Haruta M, Yamada N, Kobayashi T, Iijima S (1989) J Catal 115:301CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Haruta M, Tsubota S, Kobayashi T, Kageyama H, Genet MJ, Delmon B (1993) J Catal 144:175CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Yuan Y, Kozlova AP, Asakura K, Wan H, Tsai K, Iwasawa Y (1997) J Catal 170:191CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Okumura M, Nakamura S, Tsubota S, Nakamura T, Azuma M, Haruta M (1998) Catal Lett 51:53CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Grunwaldt J-D, Maciejewski M, Becker OS, Fabrizioli P, Baiker A (1999) J Catal 186:458CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Grisel RJH, Nieuwenhuys BE (2001) J Catal 199:48CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Wolf A, Schüth F (2002) Appl Catal A Gen 226:1CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mallick K, Scurrel MS (2003) Appl Catal A Gen 253:527CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Yang C, Kalwei M, Schüth F, Chao K (2003) Appl Catal A Gen 254:289CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Rossignol C, Arrii S, Morfin F, Piccolo L, Caps V, Rousset J-L (2005) J Catal 230:476CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Russo N, Fino D, Saracchio G, Specchia V (2006) Catal Today 117:214CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Chiang C-W, Wang A, Mou C-Y (2006) Catal Today 117:220CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Avgouropoulos G, Manzoli M, Boccuzzi F, Tabakova T, Papavasiliou J, Ioannides T, Idakiev V (2008) J Catal 256:237CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Qian K, Huang WX, Fang J, Lv SS, He B, Jiang ZQ, Wei SQ (2008) J Catal 255:269CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Zhao D, Feng J, Huo Q, Melosh N, Fredrickson GH, Chmelka BF, Stucky GD (1998) Science 279:548CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Guari Y, Thieuleux C, Mehdi A, Reyé C, Corriu RJP, Gomez-Gallardo S, Philippot K, Chaudret B (2003) Chem Mater 15:2017CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Yang C, Liu P, Ho Y, Chiu C, Chao K (2003) Chem Mater 15:275CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Ghosh A, Patra CR, Mukherjee P, Sastry M, Kumar R (2003) Microporous Mesoporous Mater 58:201CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Bore MT, Pham HN, Switzer EE, Ward TL, Fukuoka A, Datye AK (2005) J Phys Chem B 109:2873CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Rombi E, Cutrufello MG, Cannas C, Casu M, Gazzoli D, Occhiuzzi M, Monaci R, Ferino I (2009) Phys Chem Chem Phys 11:593CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Martin T, Galarneau A, Brunel D, Izard V, Hulea V, Blanc AC, Abramson S, Di Renzo F, Fajula F (2001) Stud Surf Sci Catal 135:178CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Lindlar B, Lüchinger M, Röthlisberger A, Haouas M, Pirngruber G, Kogelbauer A, Prins R (2002) J Mater Chem 12:528CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Klug HP, Alexander LE (1962) X ray diffraction procedures. Wiley, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Gobin OC, Wan Y, Zhao D, Kleitz F, Kaliaguine S (2007) J Phys Chem C 111:3053CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Kim TW, Kleitz F, Ryoo R (2005) J Am Chem Soc 127:7601CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Ciesla U, Schüth F (1999) Microporous Mesoporous Mater 27:131CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Lipmaa E, Magi M, Samson A, Engelhardt G, Grimmer AR (1980) J Am Chem Soc 102:4889CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Llusar M, Monros G, Roux C, Pozzo JL, Sanchez C (2003) J Mater Chem 13:2505CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Wang YQ, Yang CM, Zibrowius B, Spliethoff B, Linden M, Schüth F (2003) Chem Mater 15:5029CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Kao H-M, Shen T-Y, Wu J-D, Lee L-P (2008) Microporous Mesoporous Mater 110:461CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Klimev Hr, Fajerwerg K, Chakarova K, Delannoy L, Louis C, Hadjiivanov K (2007) J Mater Sci 42:3299. doi: CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Centeno MA, Hadjiivanov K, Tz Venkov, Hr Klimev, Odriozola JA (2006) J Mol Catal A Chem 252:142CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Mihaylov M, Gates BC, Fierro-Gonzales JC, Hadjiivanov K, Knözinger H (2007) J Phys Chem C 111:2548CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Anderson JR (1975) Structure of metallic catalysts. Academic Press, LondonGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    Schubert MM, Hackenberg S, Van Veen AC, Muhler M, Plzak V, Behm RJ (2001) J Catal 197:113CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    Bollinger MA, Vannice MA (1996) Appl Catal B Environ 8:417Google Scholar
  37. 37.
    Liu H, Kozlov AI, Kozlova AP, Shido T, Asakura K, Iwasawa Y (1999) J Catal 185:252CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. 38.
    Liu H, Kozlov AI, Kozlova AP, Shido T, Iwasawa Y (1999) Phys Chem Chem Phys 1:2851CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. 39.
    Bond GC, Thompson DT (2000) Gold Bull 33:41CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    Costello CK, Kung MC, Oh H-S, Wang Y, Kung HH (2002) Appl Catal A Gen 232:159CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. 41.
    Fierro-Gonzales JC, Gates BC (2004) J Phys Chem B 108:16999CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Cutrufello
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Rombi
    • 1
  • C. Cannas
    • 1
  • M. Casu
    • 1
  • A. Virga
    • 2
  • S. Fiorilli
    • 2
  • B. Onida
    • 2
  • I. Ferino
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di CagliariComplesso Universitario di MonserratoMonserratoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria ChimicaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

Personalised recommendations