Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol by using Gold Nanoparticles Supported on Ceria Foam (pages 125–131)
Mosaed Alhumaimess, Dr. Zhongjie Lin, Weihao Weng, Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos, Dr. Nicholas F. Dummer, Dr. Stuart H. Taylor, Dr. Jonathan K. Bartley, Prof. Christopher J. Kiely and Prof. Graham J. Hutchings
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100374
Tailored foam bed: Cerium oxide with a foam morphology is used as a support for gold nanoparticles. The foams are synthesized using L-asparagine to produce a cerium coordination polymer foam, which is calcined to give the oxide foam. The activity of the Au/foamCeO2 for solvent-free benzyl alcohol oxidation is superior to standard Au/CeO2 catalysts.