Enhanced Activity for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on Titania-Supported Gold Nanoparticles


  • We would like to thank General Motors for their financial support in this project and Fred Wagner and Hubert Gasteiger for stimulating discussions.


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Support makes the difference: Investigation of particle-size- and substrate-dependent activity for the electrochemical oxidation of CO provides an opportunity to consider the origin of the unique activity of supported Au nanoparticles in a new light. Furthermore, manipulation of catalytic activity by particle size and support provides an important tool for the future optimization of electrocatalysts.