Low temperature toluene oxidation over Pt nanoparticles supported on yttria stabilized-zirconia

Holly A.E. Dole, Rima J. Isaifan, Foteini M. Sapountzi, Leonardo Lizarraga, Daniel Aubert, Agnes Princivalle, Philippe Vernoux, Elena A. Baranova

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Toluene oxidation was measured over Pt nanoparticles synthesized using a modified polyol reduction method and deposited on ionically conductive yttria-stabilized zirconia (Pt/YSZ) for three different loadings (1.1, 0.8, 0.4 %), and non-ionically conductive γ-alumina (Pt/γ-Al 2O3) as a comparison (metal loading 0.7 %). It was found that nanoparticles supported on YSZ, tested as a support for the first time for toluene oxidation, have greater catalytic activity compared to a conventional γ-Al2O3 support in spite of a lower specific area and Pt dispersion. This could be explained by the stronger metal-support interactions between Pt and YSZ due to the ionic conductivity of YSZ and presence of oxygen vacancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-1002
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013



  • Ionic conductivity
  • Oxygen vacancies
  • Platinum
  • Toluene oxidation
  • Yttria-stabilized zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Dole, H. A. E., Isaifan, R. J., Sapountzi, F. M., Lizarraga, L., Aubert, D., Princivalle, A., Vernoux, P., & Baranova, E. A. (2013). Low temperature toluene oxidation over Pt nanoparticles supported on yttria stabilized-zirconia. Catalysis Letters, 143(10), 996-1002. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-013-1071-x