Simple preparation of novel metal-containing mesoporous starches

Manuel Ojeda, Vitaliy Budarin, Peter S. Shuttleworth, James H. Clark, Antonio Pineda, Alina M. Balu, Antonio A. Romero, Rafael Luque*

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Metal-containing mesoporous starches have been synthesized using a simple and efficient microwave-assisted methodology followed by metal impregnation in the porous gel network. Final materials exhibited surface areas >60 m2 g-1, being essentially mesoporous with pore sizes in the 10-15 nm range with some developed inter-particular mesoporosity. These materials characterized by several techniques including XRD, SEM, TG/DTA and DRIFTs may find promising catalytic applications due to the presence of (hydr)oxides in their composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891-1902
Number of pages12
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2013


  • Co
  • Cu
  • Fe
  • Mesoporous polysaccharides
  • Starch

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