Plasmonic Oxidation of Glycerol Using Au/TiO2 Catalysts Prepared by Sol-Immobilisation

Laura Abis, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Meenakshisundaram Sankar, Simon J. Freakley, Graham J. Hutchings

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Abstract: Au nanoparticles supported on P25 TiO2 (Au/TiO2) were prepared by a facile sol-immobilisation method and investigated for the surface plasmon-assisted glycerol oxidation under base-free conditions. The Au/TiO2 samples were characterized by UV–vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Catalysts were prepared using polyvinyl alcohol as stabiliser as well as in the absence of polymer stabiliser. Both the conversion and the reaction selectivity are affected by the plasmon-assisted oxidation and there is an interplay between the presence of the stabiliser and the Au nanoparticle size. Graphic Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49–55
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1
Early online date11 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Glycerol oxidation
  • Gold
  • Plasmonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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