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Multifunctional mesoporous silica catalyst

United States Patent

8,993,793
March 31, 2015
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Catalyst for Selective Acid Transesterfication
The present invention provides bifunctional silica mesoporous materials, including mesoporous silica nanoparticles ("MSN"), having pores modified with diarylammonium triflate and perfluoroaryl moieties, that are useful for the acid-catalyzed esterification of organic acids with organic alcohols.
Lin; Victor Shang-Yi (Ames, IA), Tsai; Chih-Hsiang (Ames, IA), Chen; Hung-Ting (Ames, IA), Pruski; Marek (Ames, IA), Kobayashi; Takeshi (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
13/ 361,613
January 30, 2012
GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with Government support of the United States Department of Energy under contracts DE-AC02-07CH11358 and DE-SC0001298. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.