Al-TUD-1, stable mesoporous aluminas with high surface areas

Z Shan, JC Jansen, Wuzong Zhou, Th Maschmeyer

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Very stable, amorphous mesoporous aluminas of the TUD-1 structure type with high surface areas (similar to530 m(2)/g) can be synthesised in a controlled manner using non-surfactant organic molecules. Their porosity as well as pore size can be adjusted either by heating a dried gel in an autoclave or by changing gel ageing procedures. High surface areas can be reached by controlling two important parameters: the water to aluminium ratio in the initial synthesis mixture, and the drying and heating process in the autoclave. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
JournalApplied Catalysis. A, General
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2003


  • mesoporous
  • alumina
  • catalyst support
  • materials synthesis
  • surface area
  • stability


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