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Composite ceria-coated aerogels and methods of making the same

United States Patent

May 7, 2013
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Ceria-coated aerogels can include an aerogel support material having a stabilized ceria coating thereon. The ceria coating can be formed by solution or vapor deposition of alcogels or aerogels. Additional catalytic metal species can also be incorporated into the coating to form multi-metallic compounds having improved catalytic activity. Further, the ceria coated aerogels retain high surface areas at elevated temperatures. Thus, improvements in catalytic activity and thermal stability can be achieved using these ceria-coated composite aerogels.
Eyring; Edward M. (Salt Lake City, UT), Ernst; Richard D. (Salt Lake City, UT), Turpin; Gregory C. (Salt Lake City, UT), Dunn; Brian C. (Bartlesville, OK)
University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/ 725,168
March 15, 2007
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Grant #DE-FC26-02NT41594 and Grant #DE-FC26-05NT42456 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.