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Simple Synthesis of Large pore Mesoporous Iron Substituted Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieves

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627012, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 83-85, September,18 (2013)


Iron containing mesoporous aluminophosphate (FeAlPO4) synthesized by simple synthesis using anionic sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) as structure directing agent leads to an active, selective and recyclable catalyst for the esterification reaction. This material was characterized by FT-IR, N adsorption desorption, temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and thermal analysis (TG/DTA). The influence of this synthesis procedure makes the material more stable, reusable and it exhibits uniform large pore diameter (27 nm) with the surface area of 116m/g. This material exhibits highly acidic nature and hence the activity of the catalyst FeAlPO4 was analyzed for esterification of acetic acid and n-butanol in liquid phase and the experimental conditions were determined. The same reaction has been done again to find out the reusability of the catalyst and it is found active with high yield of ester.


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