Size-Selective Oxidation of Aldehydes with Zeolite Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles

Karen Thrane Højholt, Anders Bo Laursen, Søren Kegnæs, Claus H. Christensen

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Here, we report a synthesis and catalytic study of hybrid materials comprised of 1–3 nm sinter-stable Au nanoparticles in MFI-type zeolites. An optional post-treatment in aqua regia effectively remove Au from the external surfaces. The size-selective aerobic aldehyde oxidation verifies that the active Au is accessible only through the zeolite micropores.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Issue number16-18
Pages (from-to)1026-1033
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Aerobic oxidation
  • Zeolite
  • Gold
  • Size-selectivity
  • Catalysis


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