AuCu Nanoparticles Applied on Heterogeneous Catalysis: Studies About the Stability of Nanoparticles Under Redox Pre-treatments and Application in CO Oxidation Reaction

  • Priscila DestroEmail author
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Catalysis is an important area of great scientific and economic interest and in order to better understand the processes involved became essential the use of model catalysts with well defined properties. This Chapter presents AuCu nanoparticles with well defined size and composition supported and applied in the CO oxidation reaction. The results have proved the fundamental effect of the support as a driving force that leads to the formation of different types of metal-oxide interface, aspects that may be extremely relevant for catalysis and other areas where a well-defined interface is required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringFederal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)São CarlosBrazil

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