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Synthesis of attrition-resistant heterogeneous catalysts using templated mesoporous silica

United States Patent

April 15, 2003
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The present invention relates to catalysts in mesoporous structures. In a preferred embodiment, the invention comprises a method for encapsulating a dispersed insoluble compound in a mesoporous structure comprising combining a soluble oxide precursor, a solvent, and a surfactant to form a mixture; dispersing an insoluble compound in the mixture; spray-drying the mixture to produce dry powder; and calcining the powder to yield a porous structure comprising the dispersed insoluble compound.
Pham; Hien N. (Albuquerque, NM), Datye; Abhaya K. (Albuquerque, NM)
Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 577,173
May 23, 2000
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract ID Code DE-FG26-98FT40110 awarded by the United States Department of Energy.