The support of this research by the National Science Foundation through Chemistry Group Grant CHE-9224102 is gratefully acknowledged.
Mesoporous Alumina Molecular Sieves†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1996 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 35, Issue 10, pages 1102–1105, June 3, 1996
How to Cite
Bagshaw, S. A. and Pinnavaia, T. J. (1996), Mesoporous Alumina Molecular Sieves. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 35: 1102–1105. doi: 10.1002/anie.199611021
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 14 FEB 1996
- Manuscript Received: 17 NOV 1995
- aluminum compounds;
- mesoporous materials;
- molecular sieves;
The hydrolysis of tri-sec-butoxyaluminum in the presence of nonionic surfactants leads to mesoporous alumina molecular sieves with wormlike arrays of channels with uniform diameters in the range 2.4 – 4.7 nm, depending on the nature of the surfactant. Molecular sieves of this type are of interest as possible catalysts and catalyst supports. The transmission electron micrograph of an alumina of this type is shown on the right.