Superfund Research Program
Quasi Crystalline Inorganic Oxide Compositions Prepared by Neutral Templating Route
Patent Status: Issued
Authors: Pinnavaia, T.J., W. Zhang, T.R. Pauly, P.T. Tanev
Crystalline inorganic oxide compositions having regular wormhole-like channels are described. The formation of the mesoporous composition is accomplished by hydrogen bonding between a neutral amine template in water and a water miscible organic solvent and a neutral inorganic oxide precursor, wherein there is an excess of an alkanol or water used to dissolve the template. The template can be removed and recycled.
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