Plasmonic photocatalysts of supported gold nanoparticles for organic conversions

Zhang, Xingguang (2014) Plasmonic photocatalysts of supported gold nanoparticles for organic conversions. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis is a comprehensive study of plasmonic gold photocatalysts for organic conversions. It presents the advantages of plasmonic gold photocatalysts in the selective oxidation, reduction, and acetalisation. It is discovered that plasmonic gold photocatalysts exhibit better catalytic performance (higher selectivity or activity) in these organic conversions. The study in this thesis highlights the capacity of plasmonic gold photocatalysts in harvesting solar energy for converting organic raw materials to value-added chemicals, and the great potential of gold photocatalysts in chemical production.

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ID Code: 67714
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Ke, Xuebin & Zhu, Huai Yong
Keywords: Photocatalysis, Gold nanoparticle, Localised surface plasmon resonance, Electric near-field enhancement, Zeolite, Visible light, Selective oxidation, Selective reduction, Acetalisation, Transesterification
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2014 04:37
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 22:20

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