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

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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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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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Shalygin, A.S., Nuzhdin, A.L., Bukhtiyarova, G.A. et al. Preparation of HKUST-1@silica aerogel composite for continuous flow catalysis. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 84, 446–452 (2017).

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