Selective oxidation of CO in the presence of air over gold-based catalysts Au/TiO2/C (sonochemistry) and Au/TiO2/C (microwave)

P. P. George, A. Gedanken, N. Perkas, Z. Zhong

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Two model catalysts, Au/TiO2/C (S) (sonochemically derived) and Au/TiO2/C (M) (microwave derived), were produced by employing ultrasound irradiation and microwave irradiation, respectively. The deposition of gold colloids onto the support powders, TiO2/C, was accomplished by using a solvated metal atom impregnation (SMAI) method. The SMAI technique provides highly-dispersed gold particles on the TiO2/C support. The catalytic performance of Au based catalysts 1 wt% Au-TiO2/C (S) and 1 wt%Au-TiO2(M)/C (M) have been tested for the oxidation of CO in the temperature range of 0-300 °C and compared to that of 1 wt% Au-TiO2 (Degussa-P25). A boost in the conversion of CO was observed for the sonochemically-derived catalyst, Au/TiO2/C (S), at low temperature. Hence, the reactivity order found for CO oxidation is (Au/TiO2/C (S) > Au/TiO2 (P25) > Au/TiO2/C (M)).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-547
Number of pages9
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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Funding Information:
The work in this paper was conducted within the framework of the Integrated Project NAPOLYDE, funded by the EUROPEAN Commission, Contract no.: NMP2-CT-2005-515846. We are thankful to Dr. Tova Tamari, Dr. Judith Grinblat, and Dr. Yuri Koltypin for their help with TEM, HRTEM measurements and technical support, respectively.


  • CO oxidation
  • Gold catalysis
  • Microwave
  • Model catalyst
  • Sonochemistry


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