Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 446–452 | Cite as

Preparation of HKUST-1@silica aerogel composite for continuous flow catalysis

  • Anton S. ShalyginEmail author
  • Alexey L. Nuzhdin
  • Galina A. Bukhtiyarova
  • Oleg N. Martyanov
Invited Paper: Nano- and macroporous materials (aerogels, xerogels, cryogels, etc.)


HKUST-1@silica aerogel composite pellets (HKUST-1@SiO2) were prepared by the coupled sol–gel and water-in-oil emulsion method using supercritical CO2 drying. The structure and morphology of HKUST-1@SiO2 were characterized by X-Ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and low-temperature nitrogen adsorption. According to these data, the composite represents physically dispersed micron-sized domains of HKUST-1 in the silica aerogel pellets. It was shown that the HKUST-1@SiO2 pellets can be used as a catalyst for isomerization of styrene oxide to phenyl acetaldehyde in a continuous flow reactor.

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Aerogel pellets MOF-aerogel composite HKUST-1 Flow catalysis Emulsion 



This work was conducted within the framework of SB RAS Integrated Program of Fundamental Scientific Research No. II.2 (project No. 0303-2015-0009)

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton S. Shalygin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexey L. Nuzhdin
    • 1
  • Galina A. Bukhtiyarova
    • 1
  • Oleg N. Martyanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RASNovosibirskRussia

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