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Title
Gallium oxide nanorods : novel, template-free synthesis and high catalytic activity in epoxidation reactions
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Abstract
Gallium oxide nanorods with unprecedented small dimensions (20-80nm length and 3-5nm width) were prepared using a novel, template-free synthesis method. This nanomaterial is an excellent heterogeneous catalyst for the sustainable epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2, rivaling the industrial benchmark microporous titanosilicate TS-1 with linear alkenes and being much superior with bulkier substrates. A thorough characterization study elucidated the correlation between the physicochemical properties of the gallium oxide nanorods and their catalytic performance, and underlined the importance of the nanorod morphology for generating a material with high specific surface area and a high number of accessible acid sites.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Angewandte Chemie: international edition in English. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2014
ISSN
1433-7851
0570-0833
Volume/pages
53:6(2014), p. 1585-1589
ISI
000330558400021
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 01.04.2017
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