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Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Chapter 5: Nanomaterials for Catalysis

Template – assisted sol – gel approach to synthesize new perspective alumina based catalysts

Authors:V.V. Vinogradov, A.V. Vinogradov, A.V. Agafonov
Affilation:Institute of Solution Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, RU
Pages:506 - 509
Keywords:sol-gel synthesis, alumina, mesoporous, template
Abstract:In this work, high stable mesoporous γ-aluminas with different pore structure were synthesized. New kinds of templates were adapted to prepare alumina based catalysts with uniform and bimodal mesopore distribution with ‘small’ and ‘large’ mesopores. Preliminary catalytic tests showed high catalytic activity of synthesized samples in methanol dehydration reaction and selectivity to dimethyl ether (alternative motor fuel) comparing to conventional catalysts.
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