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Mesoporous metal oxides and processes for preparation thereof

United States Patent

9,908,103
March 6, 2018
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A process for preparing a mesoporous metal oxide, i.e., transition metal oxide. Lanthanide metal oxide, a post-transition metal oxide and metalloid oxide. The process comprises providing an acidic mixture comprising a metal precursor, an interface modifier, a hydrotropic ion precursor, and a surfactant; and heating the acidic mixture at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to form the mesoporous metal oxide. A mesoporous metal oxide prepared by the above process. A method of controlling nano-sized wall crystallinity and mesoporosity in mesoporous metal oxides. The method comprises providing an acidic mixture comprising a metal precursor, an interface modifier, a hydrotropic ion precursor, and a surfactant; and heating the acidic mixture at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to control nano-sized wall crystallinity and mesoporosity in the mesoporous metal oxides. Mesoporous metal oxides and a method of tuning structural properties of mesoporous metal oxides.
Suib; Steven L. (Storrs, CT), Poyraz; Altug Suleyman (Willington, CT)
University of Connecticut (Farmington, CT)
14/ 037,100
September 25, 2013
This Invention was supported by the Department of Energy, under Grant No. DE-FG02-86ER13622. This government has certain rights in the invention.