Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (12): 3257-3262.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20101140

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Synthesis and Characterization of Al MCM-41 Mesoporous Molecular Sieves

LIU Bai-Jun, MENG Qing-Lei, WANG Hui, MENG Qing-Min   

  1. Key Laboratory of Catalysis, China National Petroleum Corporation, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-07-03 Revised:2010-08-15 Published:2010-12-01
  • Contact: LIU Bai-Jun
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20576077).


Al MCM-41 mesoporous molecular sieves were synthesized by a hydrothermal method at 110 °C using the cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as a template, sodium silicate as the silicon source, and pseudoboehmite as the aluminum source. The obtained Al MCM-41 molecular sieve was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption-desorption, solid-state 29Si, 27Al magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and pyridine adsorption in Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The results showed that the Al MCM-41 molecular sieves had an ordered hexagonal packed structure, high relative crystallinity, high BET surface area, large pore volume, and a narrow pore size distribution. Furthermore, strong bonding between the silicon atoms in the Al MCM-41 framework resulted in good crystallization. The presence of the four-coordinate aluminum in the framework resulted in higher acidity.

Key words: Pseudoboehmite, Al MCM-41 mesoporous molecular sieves, Magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, Framework aluminum, Acidity


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