We thank Y. Misaki of TMU for TEM observation and T. Hara of Fuso Chemical Co. for HPLC analysis. This research was supported financially by JST, CREST, and the Gold Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) program of the World Gold Council.
Influence of the Support and the Size of Gold Clusters on Catalytic Activity for Glucose Oxidation†
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 48, pages 9265–9268, November 17, 2008
How to Cite
Ishida, T., Kinoshita, N., Okatsu, H., Akita, T., Takei, T. and Haruta, M. (2008), Influence of the Support and the Size of Gold Clusters on Catalytic Activity for Glucose Oxidation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 9265–9268. doi: 10.1002/anie.200802845
- Issue published online: 12 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 10 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Received: 16 JUN 2008
- Gold Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
- heterogeneous catalysis;
- solid grinding
Not all that glitters… The activity of supported gold nanoparticles depends on the method used for their preparation. Gold clusters of about 2 nm in diameter were deposited on nonreducible metal oxides and carbon materials by solid grinding of a volatile organogold complex in a ball mill and subsequent calcination (see scheme). Au/ZrO2 and Au/Al2O3 prepared in this way were extremely efficient catalysts for the aerobic oxidation of glucose.