Influence of Peptization and Ethanol Washing on the Pore-Structure Evolution of Sol-Gel-Derived Alumina Catalyst Supports

Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, Jan G. van Ommen, Julian R.H. Ross, Anthonie J. Burggraaf, Fujio Mizukami

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Abstract

Alkoxide-derived boehmite precipitates were subjected to different post-precipitation treatments to obtain a peptized sol, an unpeptized slurry, and an ethanol-washed gel precipitate. These materials were dried further to obtain the corresponding gels. Changes in the surface area, porosity, and pore size with temperature and the phase-transformation behavior from gamma-alumina to alpha-alumina were studied using X-ray diffractometry, differential scanning calorimetry, and physical adsorption/desorption measurements. Gels that were obtained from the peptized sol retained the lowest porosity, in comparison to the ethanol-washed gel and the gel that was prepared from the aqueous slurry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2709-2712
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume81
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

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