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Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences

, Volume 108, Issue 5, pp 505-510

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Synthesis and catalytic properties of cobalt- and molybdenum-containing mesoporous MCM-41 molecular sieves

  • S AyyappanAffiliated withMaterials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science
  • , N UlagappanAffiliated withJawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

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Mesoporous MCM-41 type silicas containing molybdenum and cobalt have been prepared with pore sizes in the range 30–38 Å and 54–59 Å. Catalytic properties of these materials have been examined with respect to the oxidation of cyclooctene and aniline.


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