A range of hierarchically porous (HP) AlPO-5 catalysts, with isomorphously substituted transition metal ions, have been synthesized using an organosilane as a soft template. By employing a range of structural and spectroscopic characterization protocols, the properties of the dopant-substituted species within the HP architectures have been carefully evaluated. The resulting nature of the active site is shown to have a direct impact on the ensuing catalytic properties in the liquid-phase Beckmann rearrangement of cyclic ketones.
One contribution to a special feature ‘Designing heterogeneous catalysts’.
- Received February 8, 2016.
- Accepted June 13, 2016.
- © 2016 The Author(s)
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