Gallium Oxide Nanorods: Novel, Template-Free Synthesis and High Catalytic Activity in Epoxidation ReactionsLueangchaichaweng, W., Brooks, N. R., Fiorilli, S., Gobechiya, E., Lin, K., Li, L., Parres-Esclapez, S., Javon, E., Bals, S., Van Tendeloo, G., Martens, J. A., Kirschhock, C. E. A., Jacobs, P. A. & Pescarmona, P. P., 3-Feb-2014, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 53, 6, p. 1585-1589 5 p.
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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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 3-Feb-2014|
- epoxidation, gallium oxide, heterogeneous catalysis, hydrogen peroxide, nanorods, HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE, GAMMA-ALUMINA, OXIDATION, H2O2, BOEHMITE, ALKENES, GA2O3