Mesoporous catalytic membranes: Synthetic control of pore size and wall composition

M. J. Pellin, P. C. Stair, G. Xiong, J. W. Elam, J. Birrell, L. Curtiss, S. M. George, C. Y. Han, L. Iton, H. Kung, M. Kung, H. H. Wang

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Atomic layer deposition (ALD) on anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) is shown to be a facile, flexible route to the synthesis of catalytic membranes with precise control of pore wall composition and diameters. The oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexane was shown to depend strongly on pore diameter and to be more specific than similarly active alumina powder catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005


  • AAO
  • ALD
  • Alumina
  • Anodic aluminium oxide
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Cyclohexane
  • Membranes
  • Oxidative dehydrogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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