Substrate Size-Selective Catalysis with Zeolite-Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles

Anders Bo Laursen, Karen Thrane Højholt, L.F. Lundegaard, Søren Bredmose Simonsen, S. Helveg, F. Schuth, M. Paul, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Søren Kegnæs, Claus H. Christensen, Kresten Egeblad

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The Dark Crystal: A hybrid material is reported that is comprised of 1-2 nm sized gold nanoparticles, accessible only through zeolite micropores in a silicalite-1 crystal, as shown by three-dimensional TEM tomography (see picture). Calcination experiments indicate that the embedded nanoparticles are highly stable towards sintering.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)3504-3507
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • zeolites
  • oxidation
  • gold
  • nanoparticles
  • mesoporous materials


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