Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Strong morphological effect of Mn3O4 nanocrystallites on the catalytic activity of Mn3O4 and Au/Mn3O4 in benzene combustion

Language

English

Abstract

Gold nanoparticles (3-4 nm) were deposited on Mn3O4 nanocrystallites with three distinct morphologies (cubic, hexagonal, and octahedral). The resulting structures were characterized, and their activities for benzene combustion were evaluated. The dominant exposed facets for the three kinds of Mn3O4 polyhedrons show the activity order: (103)≈(200)>(101). A similar activity order was derived for the interfaces between the Au and the Mn3O4 facet: Au/(200)≈Au/(103) >Au/(101). The metal-support interactions between the Au nanoclusters and specific facets of the Mn3O4 polyhedrons lead to a unique interfacial synergism in which the electronic modification of the Au nanoparticles and the morphology of the Mn3O4 substrate have a joint effect that is responsible for a significant enhancement in the catalytic activity of the Au/Mn3O4 system. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Keywords

benzene combustion, crystal facet, gold, manganese tetraoxide, morphology, nanostructures

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Chemistry - A European Journal

Volume

19

Issue

20

Start Page

6480

End Page

6487

Publisher

Wiley-VCH Verlag

DOI

10.1002/chem.201204112

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201204112

ISSN (print)

09476539

ISSN (electronic)

15213765

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