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Materials & Chemicals
Materials Chemicals
Enhanced Dispersion Of Two-Dimensional Metal Oxide Surface Species On Silica Using An Alkali Promoter
WARF: P150136US02

Inventors: Ive Hermans, Joseph Grant, Carlos Carrero Marquez

The Invention
Improved catalysts including two-dimensional metal oxide species highly dispersed on a silica support are disclosed, as well methods of making and using such catalysts. The catalysts are substantially free of metal oxide nanoparticles. The higher than expected maximum dispersion densities are obtained in the catalysts by introducing dispersion-promoting sodium ions, and optionally, aluminum ions, onto the silica support. The improved catalysts may be used in a variety of chemical processes, including, without limitation, in dehydrogenation, oxidation, and metathesis reactions.
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