Characterization of Au/TiO2 catalysts by CO adsorption

Heather Hartshorn, Chris Pursell, Bert Chandler

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Three gold nanoparticle catalysts (differing in synthetic preparation) were characterized by examining the adsorption of CO on the surface of supported Au nanoparticles. Experimental methods using infrared spectroscopy were developed to determine the binding constant by varying the pressure of CO added to the catalyst sample at a constant temperature. A Langmuir-like analysis yielded binding constants that vary with CO coverage. These results along with temperature studies produced heats of adsorption that also varied with CO surface coverage. The three catalysts appear to have similar binding characteristics, with coverage dependent binding constants and heats of adsorption that are consistent with other studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 237th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2009
Event237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2009Mar 26 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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