By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting originating in Chandigarh, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this decade intensive research was carried out to prepare mesoporous non-silicious oxide for various application. Development of mesoporous ceria based material has become most important because of its application in catalysis, solar cell and photovoltic cell."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Panjab University, "The selective aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols through an environment benign route to synthesize aldehydes is of utmost importance. The catalytic role of supported gold nanoparticles for aerobic oxidation reaction has been focused in the era of sustainable chemistry. The unique redox property of ceria is a fascination for developing Au-CeO2 catalyst in many studies on aerobic oxidation reaction. In this work, we have prepared mesoporous manganese doped ceria to examine the change of physicochemical properties due to incorporation of managnese to the ceria lattice. Deposition of gold nanoparticles and Mn-doping on ceria enhanced the redox behaviour of ceria as well as the basic properties. A thorough characterization by BET S.A., XRD, Raman, HRTEM, STEM, H-2-TPR, CO2-TPD, XPS, XAFS reveal the distortion of in the doped CeO2 lattice is electronic in nature rather than structural distortion."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The catalytic activity of the catalysts demonstrate the promotional role of gold nanoparticle in this study."
For more information on this research see: Aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol over mesoporous Mn-doped ceria supported Au nanoparticle catalyst. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2013;378():47-56. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Nanoparticles).
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Mandal, Panjab University, Dept. of Phys, Chandigarh 160014, India. Additional authors for this research include C. Santra, K.K. Bando, O.O. James, S. Maity, D. Mehta and B. Chowdhury.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Chandigarh, Hydrocarbons, Nanotechnology, Benzyl Alcohols, Benzyl Compounds, Gold Nanoparticles, Benzene Derivatives, Emerging Technologies
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