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Supported catalysts using nanoparticles as the support material

United States Patent

November 2, 2010
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A process for making a porous catalyst, comprises a) providing an aqueous solution containing a nanoparticle precursor, b) forming a composition containing nanoparticles, c) adding a first catalytic component or precursor thereof and a pore-forming agent to the composition containing nanoparticles and allowing the first catalytic component, the pore-forming agent, and the nanoparticles form an organic-inorganic structure, d) removing water from the organic-inorganic structure; and e) removing the pore-forming agent from the organic-inorganic structure so as to yield a porous catalyst.
Wong; Michael S. (Houston, TX), Wachs; Israel E. (Bethlehem, PA), Knowles; William V. (Pearland, TX)
William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
10/ 558,917
June 3, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG02-93ER14350 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.