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Isomerization of α-Pinene Over Porous Phosphate Heterostructure Materials: Effects of Porosity and Acidity

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A series of porous phosphate heterostructure (PPH) samples with different content of silica intercalate were prepared and characterized by XRD, N2 adsorption and SEM. The total and accessible surface acidity of these samples were measured by NH3 and 2,6-di-tert-butyl-pyridine-TPD, respectively. Not the total acid sites but the accessible ones play a crucial role in the α-pinene isomerization reaction. The number of the accessible aid sites is strongly depended on the porosity of PPH samples. 68.1% conversion of α-pinene with 51.9% yield of useful products is achieved at 110 °C.

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This work was supported by the State Basic Research Project of China (2006CB806103), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20633030, 20773027 and 20773028) and the Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (08DZ2270500).

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Li, Y., Wang, C., Chen, H. et al. Isomerization of α-Pinene Over Porous Phosphate Heterostructure Materials: Effects of Porosity and Acidity. Catal Lett 131, 560–565 (2009).

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