Nanocasted Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal Oxides and Mixed Oxides from Mesoporous Cubic (Ia3d) Vinylsilica
Mesoporous metal oxides and mixed oxides, such as NiO, CeO2, Cr2O3, Fe2O3, Mn2O3, NiFe2O4 and Ce x Zr1−x O2 (x = 0.8 and 0.6) have been synthesized by nanocasting from mesoporous cubic (Ia3d) vinyl-functionalized silica (vinylsilica). Their structural properties were characterized by XRD, TEM, N2-sorption and Raman spectra. Thus-prepared mesoporous materials possess a high BET surface area (110–190 m2g−1), high pore volume (0.25–0.40 cm3g−1) and relatively ordered structures. The catalytic properties of Cr2O3 were tested in the oxidation of toluene. The mesoporous Cr2O3 exhibits unusually high catalytic activity in the complete oxidation of toluene as compared with commercial Cr2O3.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2008
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