Liquid-gas boundary catalysis by using gold/polystyrene-coated hollow titania

Nur Hidayah Mohd Ran, Leny Yuliati, Siew Ling Lee, Teuku Meurah Indra Mahlia, Hadi Nur

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A microparticle material of gold/polystyrene-coated hollow titania was successfully synthesized. The synthesis steps involved hydrothermal synthesis of a carbon sphere from sucrose as a template, coating of the carbon sphere with titania, removal of the carbon sphere to produce hollow titania, followed by coating of polystyrene on the surface of hollow titania and then attachment of gold nanoparticles. It has been demonstrated that this material can float on water due to its low density and it is a potential catalyst for liquid-gas boundary catalysis in oxidation of benzyl alcohol by using molecular oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-497
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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