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

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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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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 506 - 509
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Catalysis
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5