Gold-silver Bimetallic Nanoparticles Used To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - New Product

Scientists at the National Taiwan University (NTU) have developed a catalyst that can be used in masks to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning due to fire.

Potential applications of the new catalyst include the production of masks used in fire accidents and the improvement of fuel cells.

The catalyst uses gold-silver bimetallic nanoparticles to transform poisonous carbon monoxide into less-harmful carbon dioxide at room temperature. The gold-silver bimetallic nanoparticles are supported by mesoporous silica with a diameter of between 2nm and 6nm.

Posted 11th November 2003

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