Single atom gold catalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation

Botao Qiao, Jin Xia Liang, Aiqin Wang, Jingyue Liu, Tao Zhang

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Low-temperature CO oxidation is important for both fundamental studies and practical applications. Supported gold catalysts are generally regarded as the most active catalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation. The active sites are traditionally believed to be Au nanoclusters or nanoparticles in the size range of 0.5-5 nm. Only in the last few years have single-atom Au catalysts been proved to be active for CO oxidation. Recent advances in both experimental and theoretical studies on single-atom Au catalysts unambiguously demonstrated that when dispersed on suitable oxide supports the Au single atoms can be extremely active for CO oxidation. In this mini-review, recent advances in the development of Au single-atom catalysts are discussed, with the aim of illustrating their unique catalytic features during CO oxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1580-1586
Number of pages7
JournalCuihua Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Catalysis
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • CO oxidation
  • Gold
  • Low temperature
  • Single atom catalyst
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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