Gallium Oxide Nanorods: Novel, Template-Free Synthesis and High Catalytic Activity in Epoxidation Reactions

Warunee Lueangchaichaweng, Neil R. Brooks, Sonia Fiorilli, Elena Gobechiya, Kaifeng Lin, Li Li, Sonia Parres-Esclapez, Elsa Javon, Sara Bals, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Johan A. Martens, Christine E. A. Kirschhock, Pierre A. Jacobs, Paolo P. Pescarmona*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Gallium oxide nanorods with unprecedented small dimensions (20-80nm length and 3-5nm width) were prepared using a novel, template-free synthesis method. This nanomaterial is an excellent heterogeneous catalyst for the sustainable epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2, rivaling the industrial benchmark microporous titanosilicate TS-1 with linear alkenes and being much superior with bulkier substrates. A thorough characterization study elucidated the correlation between the physicochemical properties of the gallium oxide nanorods and their catalytic performance, and underlined the importance of the nanorod morphology for generating a material with high specific surface area and a high number of accessible acid sites.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1585-1589
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusPublished - 3-feb-2014
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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