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The preparation of supported platinum catalysts through a photochemical approach, namely the liquid phase photo-deposition, has been investigated. Pt catalysts were prepared by irradiating at 25 °C and 254 nm an alcohol solution of platinum acetylacetonate complex, where two different supports (ceria or titania) were successively suspended. The prepared catalysts were characterized by TEM analysis and tested for the catalytic deep oxidation of two representative volatile organic compounds, namely toluene and acetone. Results were compared with those from Pt samples prepared by a conventional impregnation technique. It was found that the ceria supported Pt sample prepared by the photochemical approach exhibits much better performance in the combustion of both acetone and toluene, compared to the corresponding impregnated catalyst. A similar trend but to a lesser extent was observed on the Pt …
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2010

S Scirè, C Crisafulli, S Giuffrida, G Ventimiglia, C Bongiorno, C Spinella

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Volume: 333 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 100-108
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical