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Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9707
MALDONADO, C et al. CONVERSION OF METHANOL TO FORMALDEHYDE ON TiO2 SUPPORTED Ag NANOPARTICLES. J. Chil. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2010, vol.55, n.4, pp.506-510. ISSN 0717-9707. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-97072010000400021.
TiO2 supported Ag nanoparticles with metal loading ranging from 2.0 to 12.0 wt.% have been prepared by reduction of a silver precursor with formic acid under mild conditions. XPS showed that silver remains in a reduced state and TEM has demonstrated that the procedure was effective to produce silver nanoparticles. Only small changes in the metal particle size from 2.0-3.4 nm occurs when the Ag content increases from 2.0 to 12.0 wt.%. O2 TPD has revealed the presence of different types of adsorbed oxygen species being the one assigned to the active specie called Ob which one displayed the highest proportion in the catalysts with higher metal loading. Catalytic activity in the conversion of methanol to formaldehyde showed that those samples with metal loading higher than 7.0 wt% displays higher yields compared to the unsupported silver catalyst.
Palabras clave : silver nanoparticles; catalysts; methanol; formaldehyde.