A triphasic catalytic system (Pt/TiO2-SiO2) with an "islands in the sea" configuration was fabricated by controlling the selectivity of SiO2 deposition onto the surface of TiO2 versus the surface of Pt nanoparticles. The Pt surface was exposed, while the nanoparticles were supported on TiO2 and isolated from each other by SiO2 to achieve both significantly improved sinter resistance up to 700 C and outstanding activity after high-temperature calcination. This work not only demonstrates the feasibility of using a new triphasic system with uncovered catalyst to maximize the thermal stability and catalytic activity but also offers a general approach to the synthesis of high-performance catalytic systems with tunable compositions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering