Chapter 17. Preparation of Superacidic Metal Oxides and Their Catalytic Action

  1. Prof. S. David Jackson and
  2. Dr. Justin S. J. Hargreaves
  1. Kazushi Arata

Published Online: 26 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626113.ch17

Metal Oxide Catalysis

Metal Oxide Catalysis

How to Cite

Arata, K. (2008) Preparation of Superacidic Metal Oxides and Their Catalytic Action, in Metal Oxide Catalysis (eds S. D. Jackson and J. S. J. Hargreaves), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626113.ch17

Editor Information

  1. University of Glasgow, Department of Chemistry, WestCHEM, Joseph Black Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Hokkaido University of Education, Department of Science, Hachiman-cho 1-2, Hakodate 040-8567, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527318155

Online ISBN: 9783527626113



  • superacid;
  • Hammett acidity;
  • sulfated metal oxide catalysts;
  • mixed metal oxide catalysts;
  • argon as probe molecule


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Preparation

  • Determination of Acid Strength

  • Nature of Acid Sites

  • Isomerization of Butane Catalyzed by Sulfated Zirconia

  • Isomerization of Cycloalkanes

  • Structure of Sulfated Zirconia

  • Promoting Effect

  • Friedel–Crafts Acylation of Aromatics

  • Ceramic Acid

  • Application to Sensors and Photocatalysis

  • References