Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 231–236

Selective liquid phase oxidation using gold catalysts

  • Claudia Bianchi
  • Francesca Porta
  • Laura Prati
  • Michele Rossi


Au/C and Au/oxide (Al2O3, TiO2) have been compared in the liquid phase oxidation of glycols and a different trend in reactivity revealed. On the oxides the activity of supported gold increases by decreasing particle size, whereas on carbon maximum activity is achieved with gold particle mean diameter around 7–8 nm. XPS revealed that in the latter case activity depends not only on the size of the gold particle but also on its surface concentration.

gold catalyst selective oxidation carbon support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Bianchi
    • 1
  • Francesca Porta
    • 2
  • Laura Prati
    • 2
  • Michele Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica ed ElettrochimicaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica Metallorganica e Analitica e Centro CNRUniversità di MilanoMilanoItaly

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