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Method for forming gold-containing catalyst with porous structure

United States Patent

8,785,346
July 22, 2014
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A method for forming a gold-containing catalyst with porous structure according to one embodiment of the present invention includes producing a starting alloy by melting together of gold and at least one less noble metal that is selected from the group consisting of silver, copper, rhodium, palladium, and platinum; and a dealloying step comprising at least partial removal of the less noble metal by dissolving the at least one less noble metal out of the starting alloy. Additional methods and products thereof are also presented.
Biener; Juergen (San Leandro, CA), Hamza; Alex V. (Livermore, CA), Baeumer; Marcus (Bremen, DE), Schulz; Christian (Bremen, DE), Jurgens; Birte (Lilienthal, DE), Biener; Monika M. (San Leandro, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA), Universitaet Bremen (Bremen, DE), Biener; Monika M. (San Leandro, CA)
12/ 480,545
20090291848
June 8, 2009
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.