Tricarbonyls of low-coordinated Au(0) atoms in zeolite-supported gold nanoparticles: evidence from infrared and X-ray absorption spectroscopies

B.G. Anderson, J.C. Fierro-Gonzalez, K. Ramesh, C.P. Vinod, J.W. Niemantsverdriet, B.C. Gates

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Abstract

Mononuclear gold complexes in zeolite NaY were synthesized from initially physisorbed Au(CH3)2(C5H7O2) and characterized by X-ray absorption and IR spectra recorded as the samples were exposed to flowing CO. X-ray absorption spectra demonstrate the formation of zero-valent gold nanoparticles during the CO treatment. Three new nCO bands grew in during this treatment, at 2070, 2033, and 2000 cm-1, characteristic of carbonyls of Au0. Because the relative intensities of these bands decreased monotonically when the flow of CO was replaced by flowing He, it is inferred that they correspond to a single Au0(CO)3 species, on low-coordinated Au atoms. This is the first example of an Au0(CO)3 species. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4310-4314
JournalLangmuir
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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