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Simple preparation of novel metal-containing mesoporous starches

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JournalMaterials
DatePublished - 10 May 2013
Issue number5
Volume6
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)1891-1902
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.

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  • Co, Cu, Fe, Mesoporous polysaccharides, Starch

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