By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Nanoparticles is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Paris, France, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A TiO2-supported AuPd bimetallic catalyst with an Au/Pd atomic ratio of 8 was prepared by deposition-precipitation with urea, and its activity in CO oxidation at room temperature was compared to the one of a monometallic Au/TiO2 catalyst. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) analyses suggest that Au-Pd/TiO2 contains bimetallic nanoparticles after reduction under H-2 at 500 degrees C although the presence of monometallic Au particles cannot be totally excluded."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Paris, "The evolution of the AuPd nanoparticles surface composition during exposure to O-2 and CO/O-2 was studied insitu by environmental high resolution electron microscopy (ETEM) and DRIFTS. Pd segregation at the surface of the bimetallic nanoparticles was evidenced by DRIFTS and directly observed by ETEM under O-2 and CO/O-2 with the formation of Au-core-Pd-shell structure. The changes in the surface composition of the Au-Pd nanoparticles under CO/O-2 was paralleled with the higher rate of deactivation in the first reaction stages observed for Au-Pd/TiO2 compared to Au/TiO2, which could be related to the possible replacement of Au in low coordination sites, at the origin of the high activity in CO oxidation, by Pd atoms."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results noticeably underline the modifications induced by the reactant that can undergo a bimetallic AuPd catalyst."
For more information on this research see: Surface Segregation of Pd from TiO2-Supported AuPd Nanoalloys under CO Oxidation Conditions Observed Insitu by ETEM and DRIFTS. Chemcatchem, 2013;5(9):2707-2716. Chemcatchem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemcatchem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1867-3899)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from L. Delannoy, University of Paris, UMR CNRS 7197, Lab Reactivite Surface, F-75005 Paris, France. Additional authors for this research include S. Giorgio, J.G. Mattei, C.R. Henry, N. El Kolli, C. Methivier and C. Louis (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Paris, France, Europe, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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