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Multifunctional mesoporous silica catalyst

United States Patent

March 31, 2015
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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.