Advanced search
Start date
Betweenand

Study of the influence of organic ligands on the reactivity of gold nanoparticles

Grant number: 16/16738-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2016 - October 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Liane Marcia Rossi
Grantee:Liane Marcia Rossi
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Metal nanoparticles have received great attention in catalysis due to new reactivity, often not seen in the corresponding bulk materials, and high selectivity in catalytic reactions. In general, gold catalysts have been most studied for its excellent selectivity in oxidation reactions, but this metal at nanoscale has unique properties that can be exploited in a number of other reactions. The preparation of metallic nanoparticles generally involves three basic components: a metal precursor, a reducing agent and a stabilizer. The stabilizer is generally an organic molecule, which has the function of stopping the growth process of the nanoparticles, allowing the size control, but it adsorbs on the surface of the material. The interaction of the stabilizer with the metal nanoparticle certainly plays a very important role for applications in catalysis, as well as other processes involving ligands that can activate or poison the metal surfaces. Ligands are known as selectivity enhancers in classical heterogeneous catalysis (blocking non-selective sites), but rarely used as promoters to increase activity. Very little has been studied to date on the role of organic ligands used in the preparation of gold nanoparticles for applications in catalysis, and even less about possible effects of adding organic promoters. In this research project, we will study the catalytic activity of supported gold nanoparticles and the activation and deactivation processes involving adsorbed ligands on their surfaces. We hope that these ligands can stimulate new reactivity and selectivity in industrially interesting reactions, such as catalytic hydrogenations. (AU)

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DA SILVA, FERNANDA P.; FIORIO, JHONATAN L.; GONCALVES, V, RENATO; TEIXEIRA-NETO, ERICO; ROSSI, LIANE M. Synergic Effect of Copper and Palladium for Selective Hydrogenation of Alkynes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 57, n. 48, p. 16209-16216, DEC 5 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
QUIROZ, JHON; BARBOSA, EDUARDO C. M.; ARAUJO, THAYLAN P.; FIORIO, JHONATAN L.; WANG, YI-CHI; ZOU, YI-CHAO; MOU, TONG; ALVES, TIAGO V.; DE OLIVEIRA, DANIELA C.; WANG, BIN; HAIGH, SARAH J.; ROSSI, LIANE M.; CAMARGO, PEDRO H. C. Controlling Reaction Selectivity over Hybrid Plasmonic Nanocatalysts. Nano Letters, v. 18, n. 11, p. 7289-7297, NOV 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.
BARBOSA, EDUARDO C. M.; FIORIO, JHONATAN L.; MOU, TONG; WANG, BIN; ROSSI, LIANE M.; CAMARGO, PEDRO H. C. Reaction Pathway Dependence in Plasmonic Catalysis: Hydrogenation as a Model Molecular Transformation. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, v. 24, n. 47, SI, p. 12330-12339, AUG 22 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.
FIORIO, JHONATAN LUIZ; GONCALVES, RENATO VITALINO; TEIXEIRA-NETO, ERICO; ORTUNO, MANUEL A.; LOPEZ, NURIA; ROSSI, LIANE MARCIA. Accessing Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry through Robust Gold@N-Doped Carbon for Selective Hydrogenation of Alkynes. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 8, n. 4, p. 3516-3524, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 17.
DA SILVA, FERNANDA PARRA; FIORIO, JHONATAN LUIZ; ROSSI, LIANE MARCIA. Tuning the Catalytic Activity and Selectivity of Pd Nanoparticles Using Ligand-Modified Supports and Surfaces. ACS OMEGA, v. 2, n. 9, p. 6014-6022, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 10.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: cdi@fapesp.br.
Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

Solicitação em análise e dentro do prazo legal de sigilo previsto na legislação BR1020180049020 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) . Solicitação em análise e dentro do prazo legal de sigilo previsto na legislação - March 2018, 12