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Au/ZnO as catalyst for methanol synthesis: The role of oxygen vacancies

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Au/ZnO as catalyst for methanol synthesis: The role of oxygen vacancies
Abstract

Gold catalysts supported on zinc oxide with Au loadings of 1, 2, and 3 wt% were prepared by the colloidal deposition method and applied in methanol synthesis in CO2-free (CO + H2) and in CO2-containing (CO + CO2 + H2) synthesis gas. The characterization by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction before and after the catalytic high-pressure tests demonstrated a very narrow and uniform Au particle size distribution and a high stability against sintering. Reactive frontal chromatography (RFC) experiments with N2O were performed aiming at the titration of oxygen vacancies. With increasing Au loading, the amount of consumed N2O increased in good correlation with the number of Au perimeter atoms present in the Au/ZnO catalysts suggesting an enhanced formation of oxygen vacancies at the Au/ZnO interface. In both synthesis gas mixtures the presence of the Au particles led to an increased activity compared with pure ZnO. All Au/ZnO samples exhibited higher catalytic activity in the absence of CO2, as had been observed for pure ZnO with similar apparent activation energy. It is concluded that oxygen vacancies in ZnO are also the active sites in methanol synthesis over Au/ZnO, and that the presence of the Au particles enhances the number of exposed oxygen vacancies in ZnO, presumably located at the interface region.

Graphical abstractGold catalysts supported on zinc oxide with Au loadings of 1, 2, and 3 wt% were prepared by the colloidal deposition method and characterized by TEM, XRD, and N2O frontal chromatography. The presence of the Au particles is assumed to enhance the number of exposed oxygen vacancies in ZnO, presumably located at the interface region. It is concluded that oxygen vacancies in ZnO are also the active sites in methanol synthesis over Au/ZnO.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide

Keywords
Gold catalysts; ZnO; Methanol synthesis; Oxygen vacancies; N2O reactive frontal chromatography
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 359, Issues 1–2, 15 May 2009, Pages 121–128
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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