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Epsilon-Fe2O3 Nanocrystals inside Mesoporous Silicas with Tailored Morphologies of Rod, Platelet and Donut

Li, Jheng-Guang; Fornasieri, Giulia; Bleuzen, Anne; Gich, Martí; Impéror‐Clerc, Marianne

The ϵ-Fe2O3 polymorph of iron oxide, which has outstanding physical properties, is successfully stabilized inside mesoporous silica particles with tailored shapes. Using mesoporous silica particles with three different morphologies of rod, platelet and donut, we obtain ϵ-Fe2O3/mesoporous silica nanocomposites. Iron oxide is loaded inside the porosity using a two steps…
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A vesicle-aggregation-assembly approach to highly ordered mesoporous γ-alumina microspheres with shifted double-diamond networks

Liu, Yang; Teng, Wei; Chen, Gang; Zhao, Zaiwang; Zhang, Wei; Kong, Biao; N. Hozzein, Wael; Abdulkareem Al-Khalaf, Areej; Deng, Yonghui; Zhao, Dongyuan

Alumina materials have widely been used in industrial fields, such as catalysis and adsorption. However, due to the fast sol–gel process and complicated crystalline-phase transformation, the synthesis of alumina materials with both highly ordered mesostructures and crystallized frameworks remains a great challenge. Herein, we report a novel vesicle-aggregation-assembly strategy to…
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Immobilization of the enzyme invertase in SBA-15 with surfaces functionalized by different organic compounds

Ribeiro, Livia M. O.; Falleiros, Larissa N. S. S.; de Resende, Miriam M.; Ribeiro, Eloízio J.; Almeida, Renata M. R. G.; da Silva, Antonio O. S.

The search for appropriate supports for enzyme immobilization has attracted increasing interest in the field of biocatalysis. Immobilized enzymes are catalysts of enormous industrial interest because they combine the advantages of heterogeneous catalysis with the high selectivity and mild operational conditions of enzymes. This study evaluated the use of different…
12 March 2019
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Highly Selective Continuous Flow Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde to Cinnamyl Alcohol in a Pt/SiO2 Coated Tube Reactor

Bai, Yang; Cherkasov, Nikolay; Huband, Steven; Walker, David; Walton, Richard; Rebrov, Evgeny;

A novel continuous flow process for selective hydrogenation of α, β-unsaturated aldehyde (cinnamaldehyde, CAL) to the unsaturated alcohol (cinnamyl alcohol, COL) has been reported in a tube reactor coated with a Pt/SiO2 catalyst. A 90% selectivity towards the unsaturated alcohol was obtained at the aldehyde conversion of 98.8%. This is…
12 March 2019
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Effects of calcination and activation conditions on ordered mesoporous carbon supported iron catalysts for production of lower olefins from synthesis gas

Oschatz, M.; Deelen, T. W. van; Weber, J. L.; Lamme, W. S.; Wang, G.; Goderis, B.; Verkinderen, O.; Dugulan, A. I.; Jong, K. P. de

Lower C2–C4 olefins are important commodity chemicals usually produced by steam cracking of naphtha or fluid catalytic cracking of vacuum gas oil. The Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of lower olefins (FTO) with iron-based catalysts uses synthesis gas as an alternative feedstock. Nanostructured carbon materials are widely applied as supports for the iron…
12 March 2019
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Ordered Mesoporous to Macroporous Oxides with Tunable Isomorphic Architectures: Solution Criteria for Persistent Micelle Templates

Lokupitiya, Hasala N.; Jones, Alexis; Reid, Barry; Guldin, Stefan; Stefik, Morgan

Porous and nanoscale architectures of inorganic materials have become crucial for a range of energy and catalysis applications, where the ability to control the morphology largely determines the transport characteristics and device performance. Despite the availability of a range of block copolymer self-assembly methods, the conditions for tuning the key…
12 March 2019
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Monodisperse hollow silica spheres: An in-depth scattering analysis

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Dulle, Martin; Honold, Tobias; Förster, Stephan; Karg, Matthias; Retsch, Markus

Herein, we fabricate hollow silica nanoparticles with exceptionally narrow size distributions that inherently possess two distinct length scales—tens of nanometers with regards to the shell thickness, and hundreds of nanometers in regards to the total diameter. We characterize these structures using dynamic and static light scattering (DLS and SLS), small…
12 March 2019
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Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticle Membranes with Controllable Free Volume

Bilchak, Connor R.; Buenning, Eileen; Asai, Makoto; Zhang, Kai; Durning, Christopher J.; Kumar, Sanat K.; Huang, Yucheng; Benicewicz, Brian C.; Gidley, David W.; Cheng, Shiwang; Sokolov, Alexei P.; Minelli, Matteo; Doghieri, Ferruccio

Polymer-based membranes play a key role in several industrially important gas separation technologies, e.g., removing CO2 from natural gas, with enormous economic and environmental impact. Here, we develop a novel hybrid membrane construct comprised entirely of nanoparticles grafted with polymers. These membranes are shown to have broadly tunable separation performance…
12 March 2019
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Photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A induced by dense nanocavities inside aligned 2D-TiO2 nanostructures

Bakardjieva, Snejana; Fajgar, Radek; Jakubec, Ivo; Koci, Eva; Zhigunov, Alexander; Chatzisymeon, Efthalia; Davididou, Konstantina

The preparation of materials with aligned porosity in the nanometer range is of technological importance for a wide range of applications in molecular filtration, biomaterials and catalysis. Herein we present the advantages offered by cryo – lyophilisation technique as a smart and green non-standard concept to produce dense regular polyhedral…
12 March 2019