The preparation and characterization of gold(0) nanoclusters stabilized by zeolite framework: Highly active, selective and reusable catalyst in aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol

2010-05-15
Zahmakiran, Mehmet
Özkar, Saim
Zeolite framework stabilized gold(0) nanoclusters were prepared by the ion-exchange/impregnation of Au3+ ions with zeolite-Y followed by reduction of the Au3+ ions using sodium borohydride in aqueous solution, all at 50 degrees C. The zeolite framework stabilized gold(0) nanoclusters were isolated as red powder and characterized by HR-TEM, TEM, TEM-EDX, XRD, XPS, DR-UV-vis, SEM, ICP-OES spectroscopic methods and N-2-adsorption technique. This new material was found to be highly active, selective and reusable catalyst in the aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol under mild conditions.

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M. Zahmakiran and S. Özkar, “The preparation and characterization of gold(0) nanoclusters stabilized by zeolite framework: Highly active, selective and reusable catalyst in aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol,” MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol. 121, pp. 359–363, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/48107.