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Mesoporous phases of ceria (CeO2) and ceria–zirconia solid solutions up to 50% of Zr have been synthesized using hard template method. The structures of the obtained metal oxides replicas correspond to the chosen structures of the KIT-6 and SBA-15 silica. This method allows obtaining materials with a uniform and homogenous porous size distribution as replica of the used nanotemplate. This structure facilitates the interaction with the gas molecules, their diffusivity inside the material and the porous size control. Obtained replicas were analysed using a variety of characterization techniques. TEM results reveal successful formation of the expected structures which were also supported by BET measurements. Replicas obtained applying SBA-15 and KIT-6 nanotemplates present similar behaviour although KIT-6 shows a slightly higher (about 5%) active surface with values in the range of 125 m2/g after thermal …
Publication date: 
11 Oct 2011

Sara Abdollahzadeh-Ghom, Cyrus Zamani, Teresa Andreu, Mauro Epifani, JR Morante

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Volume: 108 Pages: 32-38
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental