Stable iron-incorporated mesoporous silica materials (MFS-9) prepared in strong acidic media

Yu Han, Xiangju Meng, Hongbo Guan, Yi Yu, Lan Zhao, Xianzhu Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Shou Wu, Nan Li, Feng Shou Xiao*

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Iron-incorporated mesoporous silica materials (MFS-9) have been successfully prepared in strong acidic media by a two-step synthesis procedure, which has an hexagonal structure with uniform mesopores and exhibits superior hydrothermal stability and high catalytic activities for the hydroxylation of phenol and also of bulky trimethylphenol. Xray diffraction data show that mesoporous ferrisilicate (MFS-9) can retain its mesoporous structure in boiling water up to 100 h. Characterization of MFS-9 by a variety of spectroscopic techniques, including electron spin resonance, UV- vis and UV-Raman spectroscopies, suggests that Fe species in the framework of MFS-9 are mainly tetrahedrally coordinated even after calcination at 823 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 16 2003

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant numbers of 29825108, 29733070, and 20173022) and the State Basic Research Project (Grant number of 2000077507).


  • Ferrisilicate
  • Heteroatoms
  • Hydrothermal stability
  • Phenol hydroxylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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