Metal nanoparticle catalysts decorated with metal oxide clusters

Neema A. Mashayekhi, Yi Y. Wu, Mayfair C. Kung, Harold H Kung

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Au nanoparticles decorated with mononuclear Ti-oxo units dispersed in silica clusters were formed by activating Au nanoparticles (∼2 nm) stabilized with Ti- and amine-functionalized siloxane oligomers. These Au nanoparticles were active catalysts for selective oxidation of propane to acetone, and the activity increased with increasing Ti density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10096-10098
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number81
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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