Solution chemistry toolkit for the design of multi-metal nanoparticle catalysts

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Over the past few years, we have been developing synthetic strategies that yield nanoparticles of intermetallic compounds, which are multi-metal alloys with fixed compositions and crystal structures that can differ quite dramatically from their elemental constituents. The result of this work is a toolbox of reactions that rationally yields a large number of binary and ternary intermetallic nanoparticles, including Pt, Pd, and Au systems that are important for a variety of catalytic applications. Furthermore, we can access shape-controlled intermetallic nanoparticles that selectively expose a variety of different crystal faces, which provides direct access to model systems for studying the influence of atomic structure on high surface area "real-world" catalysts. This talk will focus on applying our "metallurgical toolbox" to the development of supported intermetallic catalysts, with particular emphasis on CO oxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication233rd ACS National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2007
Event233rd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 29 2007


Other233rd ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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