Microporous aluminum bisphosphonates
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Several bisphosphonates of trivalent elements (Al, Ga and La) have been prepared under different synthetic conditions in order to induce microporosity. Two bisphosphonic acids, 4,4′-biphenylenebis(phosphonic acid), [H 2 O 3 P-C 6 H 4 ] 2 , and 4-(4-phosphonophenoxy)phenyl phosphonic acid, [H 2 O 3 P-C 6 H 4 ] 2 -O, have been used as crosslinking agents. The materials have been characterized by a number of techniques including N 2 adsorption-desorption isotherms and temperature-programmed desorption of ammonia to characterize the specific surface and acid properties, respectively. Crosslinked hybrid materials with surface areas ranging between 100 and 400 m 2 /g and textural properties varying from non-porous to mainly microporous can be isolated. The use of inexpensive phenylphosphonic acid as a spacer group has also been studied. The experimental conditions to get microporous solids with specific surface areas as high as 400 m 2 /g are described. Usually, the compounds contain both mesopores and micropores. The micropore size distributions are centered between 7 and 20 Å. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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del Mar Gómez-Alcántara, M., Cabeza, A., Moreno-Real, L., Aranda, M., & Clearfield, A.