Catalysis Letters

, Volume 102, Issue 3–4, pp 127–130 | Cite as

Mesoporous catalytic membranes: Synthetic control of pore size and wall composition

  • M.J. PellinEmail author
  • P.C. Stair
  • G. Xiong
  • J.W. Elam
  • J. Birrell
  • L. Curtiss
  • S.M. George
  • C.Y. Han
  • L. Iton
  • H. Kung
  • M. Kung
  • H.-H. Wang


Atomic layer deposition (ALD) on anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) is shown to be a facile, flexible route to the synthesis of catalytic membranes with precise control of pore wall composition and diameters. The oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexane was shown to depend strongly on pore diameter and to be more specific than similarly active alumina powder catalysts.

Key words

AAO ALD alumina anodic aluminium oxide atomic layer deposition cyclohexane membranes oxidative dehydrogenation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.J. Pellin
    • 1
    Email author
  • P.C. Stair
    • 2
    • 4
  • G. Xiong
    • 1
  • J.W. Elam
    • 3
  • J. Birrell
    • 1
  • L. Curtiss
    • 1
  • S.M. George
    • 6
  • C.Y. Han
    • 1
  • L. Iton
    • 1
  • H. Kung
    • 5
  • M. Kung
    • 5
  • H.-H. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  2. 2.Chemistry DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  3. 3.Energy Systems DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry and Center for Catalysis and Surface ScienceNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  5. 5.Chemical Engineering DepartmentNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  6. 6.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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