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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 824979, 6 pages
Research Article

Catalytic Oxidation of Propylene, Toluene, Carbon Monoxide, and Carbon Black over Au/CeO2 Solids: Comparing the Impregnation and the Deposition-Precipitation Methods

1Université Lille Nord de France, 59000 Lille, France
2Equipe Catalyse, UCEIV, E.A. 4492, MREI 1, ULCO, 145 avenue Maurice Schumann, 59140 Dunkerque, France
3Department of Chemistry, University of Balamand, P.O. Box 100, Tripoli, Lebanon

Received 3 August 2013; Accepted 28 August 2013

Academic Editors: B. Dou and A. Rodriguez

Copyright © 2013 Antoine Aboukaïs et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Au/CeO2 solids were prepared by two methods: deposition-precipitation (DP) and impregnation (Imp). The prepared solids were calcined under air at 400°C. Both types of catalysts have been tested in the total oxidation of propylene, toluene, carbon monoxide, and carbon black. Au/CeO2-DP solids were the most reactive owing to the high number of gold nanoparticles and Au+ species and the low concentration of Cl- ions present on its surface compared to those observed in Au/CeO2-Imp solids.