Nanocrystalline ultra high surface area magnesium oxide as a selective base catalyst

Citation
R. Richards et al., Nanocrystalline ultra high surface area magnesium oxide as a selective base catalyst, SCR MATER, 44(8-9), 2001, pp. 1663-1666
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
SCRIPTA MATERIALIA
ISSN journal
1359-6462 → ACNP
Volume
44
Issue
8-9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1663 - 1666
Database
ISI
SICI code
1359-6462(20010518)44:8-9<1663:NUHSAM>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
Nanocyrstals of MgO having 4 nm average crystallite sizes with 450-550 m(2) /g surface area were prepared by the Aero-gel preparation method (AP-MgO). Dehydrohalogenation of 1-chlorobutane was performed using AP-MgO as a catal yst: And l-butene is the selective product formed even after several cycles of 1-chlorobutane injections. AP-MgO was allowed to react with Cl-2, which resulted in the formation of a highly reactive adduct which has a capabili ty to selectively chlorinate propane. (C) 2001 Acta Materialia Inc. Publish ed by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.