Synthesis and acidic catalytic properties of ordered mesoporous alumina-tungstophosphoric acid composites (Journal article)

Armatas, G. S./ Katsoulidis, A. P./ Petrakis, D. E./ Pomonis, P. J.

A series of well-ordered mesoporous alumina-tungstophosphoric (HPW) acid composite frameworks has been prepared by a sol-gel copolymerization route in the presence of non-ionic surfactants. The resulting materials feature a high loading of HPW acids (up to similar to 53 wt%) in composite framework and possess hexagonal p6mm pore structure with uniform large pores. The mesoscopic order of these structures was evidenced by SAXS analysis, TEM images and N(2) physisorption measurements. The composite materials exhibited BET surface areas in the range of 54-71 m(2) g(-1), total pore volumes in the range of 0.11-0.14 cm(3) g(-1) and quite narrow pore size distributions with peak maxima in the 7.1-8.3 nm range. The Keggin clusters were incorporated in mesoporous alumina walls by strong chemical bonds according to the FT-IR and UV/vis spectroscopy analysis. This chemical linkage of HPW to the alumina matrix is responsible for the outstanding stability of these materials against water-leaching. The mesoporous surfaces exhibited exceptional acidity that arises from the unique alumina-HPW composite structure. As the loading of HPW increases, the surface acidic character of the composites enhanced, and this is reflected in the higher catalytic activity towards isopropanol conversion.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας
Keywords: heteropoly acid,selective oxidation,different supports,thermal-stability,silica,dehydration,sba-15,performance,surface,mcm-41
ISSN: 0959-9428
Link: <Go to ISI>://000282223700028
Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry
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