Solvent-washable polymer templated synthesis of mesoporous materials and solid-acid nanocatalysts in one-pot

Richard E. Mishler, Ankush V. Biradar, Cole T. Duncan, Eric A. Schiff, Tewodros Asefa

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We report a new and simple one-pot synthetic method to produce mesoporous silica and nanoporous solid acid catalyst capable of catalyzing pinacole-pinacolone rearrangement and esterification reactions, by preparing a solvent washable phosphonated triblock copolymer template and self-assembling it in the presence of alkoxysilane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6201-6203
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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