Catalysts 2013, 3(3), 656-670; doi:10.3390/catal3030656
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Investigation on the Stability of Supported Gold Nanoparticles

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Received: 19 June 2013; in revised form: 1 August 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Trends in Gold Catalysts)
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Abstract: The procedures leading to the preservation of catalytic performances of Au/ZrO2 samples have been investigated. The three potential causes of deactivation, namely the particle growth by sintering of gold nanoparticles, the metal leaching and the formation of un-reactive species which inhibit the reaction, have been evaluated. In particular, this paper deals with the stability of gold nanoparticles: (1) under storage conditions; (2) with time on stream for a gas phase reaction (LT-WGSR); (3) with time on stream for a liquid phase reaction (furfural oxidative esterification).
Keywords: gold nanoparticles; stability; sulfated zirconia; FTIR spectroscopy; LT-WGS reaction; oxidative esterification; furfural
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Signoretto, M.; Menegazzo, F.; Trevisan, V.; Pinna, F.; Manzoli, M.; Boccuzzi, F. Investigation on the Stability of Supported Gold Nanoparticles. Catalysts 2013, 3, 656-670.

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Signoretto M, Menegazzo F, Trevisan V, Pinna F, Manzoli M, Boccuzzi F. Investigation on the Stability of Supported Gold Nanoparticles. Catalysts. 2013; 3(3):656-670.

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Signoretto, Michela; Menegazzo, Federica; Trevisan, Valentina; Pinna, Francesco; Manzoli, Maela; Boccuzzi, Flora. 2013. "Investigation on the Stability of Supported Gold Nanoparticles." Catalysts 3, no. 3: 656-670.

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