Stable iron-incorporated mesoporous silica materials (MFS-9) prepared in strong acidic media

Yu Han, Xiangju Meng, Hongbo Guan, Yi Yu, Lan Zhao, Xianzhu Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Shou Wu, Nan Li, Feng Shou Xiao

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Iron-incorporated mesoporous silica materials (MFS-9) have been successfully prepared in strong acidic media by a two-step synthesis procedure, which has an hexagonal structure with uniform mesopores and exhibits superior hydrothermal stability and high catalytic activities for the hydroxylation of phenol and also of bulky trimethylphenol. Xray diffraction data show that mesoporous ferrisilicate (MFS-9) can retain its mesoporous structure in boiling water up to 100 h. Characterization of MFS-9 by a variety of spectroscopic techniques, including electron spin resonance, UV- vis and UV-Raman spectroscopies, suggests that Fe species in the framework of MFS-9 are mainly tetrahedrally coordinated even after calcination at 823 K. © 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 16 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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