Supermicroporous alumina-silica zinc oxides Academic Article uri icon


  • A new family of porous mixed oxides with pores largely in the 8-20 range have been prepared. TEOS acts as a solvent and as a source of silica to which aluminum butoxide and transition metal acetates are added. Neutral amines are added as templates and to effect hydrolysis. This paper describes the ZnO-Al2O5-SiO2 system but similar results have been obtained with other transition metal oxides. An interesting feature of the technique is that the larger the amine template the greater is the surface area of the mixed oxide with only a slight increase in the average pore diameter. Both NMR and atomic pair distribution functional methods have been used to prove the homogeneity of the mixed oxide products. This preparative method complements our earlier report in Chemical Communications on mixed oxides prepared with ZrO2 and TiO2 incorporating transition metal oxides. 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Shpeizer, B. G., Bakhmutov, V. I., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Shpeizer, BG||Bakhmutov, VI||Clearfield, A

publication date

  • March 2006