Publication
Title
Synthesis of stable, hydrophobic MCM-48/VOx catalysts using alkylchlorosilanes as coupling agents for the molecular designed dispersion of VO(acac)(2)
Author
Abstract
The use of dimethyldichlorosilane as a coupling agent for the grafting of VOx structures on the MCM-48 surface produces a material that is simultaneously hydrophobic (immiscible with water) and very active (all V centers are accessible, even for water molecules). The VOx surface species are grafted by the molecular designed dispersion of VO(acac)(2) on the silylated surface, followed by a calcination in air at 450 degrees C. These hydrophobic MCM-48 supported VOx catalysts are thermally stable up to 500 degrees C. The grafted VOx surface species are very resistant toward leaching-out in aqueous media. Also, the structural and hydrothermal stability has improved enormously. The crystallinity of the materials does not decrease when the samples are subjected to a hydrothermal treatment at 150 degrees C and 4.7 atm pressure. A reaction mechanism is proposed and consolidated by FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy, and UV-vis diffuse reflectance. Pore size distributions, water adsorption isotherms, and X-ray diffractograms confirm the structural stability of these materials.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of physical chemistry : B : materials, surfaces, interfaces and biophysical. - Washington, D.C., 1997, currens
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 1999
ISSN
1089-5647 [print]
1520-5207 [online]
Volume/pages
103:46(1999), p. 10102-10108
ISI
000083978500006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
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Last edited 13.11.2017