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Title: Influence of synthesis parameters on the formation of mesoporous SAPOs
Authors: Zhao, X.S. 
Lu, G.Q.
Whittaker, A.K.
Drennan, J.
Xu, H.
Keywords: Acidity
Mesoporous SAPOs
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Citation: Zhao, X.S.,Lu, G.Q.,Whittaker, A.K.,Drennan, J.,Xu, H. (2002-08). Influence of synthesis parameters on the formation of mesoporous SAPOs. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 55 (1) : 51-62. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The synthesis and characterization of high-quality mesoporous silicoaluminophosphates (SAPOs) with a hexagonally arranged pore structure and a good thermal stability are described. The influence of some important synthesis parameters including temperature, time, and Si content in the synthesis gel was examined. The local environments of Al, P, and Si were investigated using MAS NMR spectroscopy. The acidity of the mesoporous SAPOs was studied and compared with those of aluminosilicate MCM-41 and SAPO-5. Results show that both the synthesis temperature and time have a significant impact on the formation of mesoporous SAPOs, whereas the presence of Si in the synthesis gel has a direct influence on the structure type and the quality of the resulting mesoporous SAPO materials. High-quality mesoporous SAPOs can be synthesized from the synthesis gels with Si/Al ratio smaller than 0.5 in the presence of cationic surfactants in a weakly basic aqueous solution. The mesoporous SAPO materials show interesting acidity properties, possessing both strong and mild sites. © 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
ISSN: 13871811
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