Materials 2013, 6(5), 1891-1902; doi:10.3390/ma6051891

Simple Preparation of Novel Metal-Containing Mesoporous Starches

1 Departamento de Quimica Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edif. Marie Curie, Ctra. Nnal IV-A, Km 396, Córdoba E14014, Spain 2 Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, The University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK, 3 Departamento de Física de Polímeros, Elastómeros y Aplicaciones Energéticas, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, CSIC, C/ Juan de la Cierva 3, Madrid 28006, Spain 4 Department of Forest Products Technology, School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University, P.O. Box 16300, Aalto FI-00076, Finland
In memoriam of Prof. Juan M. Campelo, inspiration for this work, who passed away in October 2012
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 February 2013; in revised form: 4 April 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Mesoporous Materials)
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Abstract: Metal-containing mesoporous starches have been synthesized using a simple and efficient microwave-assisted methodology followed by metal impregnation in the porous gel network. Final materials exhibited surface areas >60 m2 g−1, being essentially mesoporous with pore sizes in the 10–15 nm range with some developed inter-particular mesoporosity. These materials characterized by several techniques including XRD, SEM, TG/DTA and DRIFTs may find promising catalytic applications due to the presence of (hydr)oxides in their composition.
Keywords: mesoporous polysaccharides; starch; Fe; Co; Cu

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Ojeda, M.; Budarin, V.; Shuttleworth, P.S.; Clark, J.H.; Pineda, A.; Balu, A.M.; Romero, A.A.; Luque, R. Simple Preparation of Novel Metal-Containing Mesoporous Starches. Materials 2013, 6, 1891-1902.

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Ojeda M, Budarin V, Shuttleworth PS, Clark JH, Pineda A, Balu AM, Romero AA, Luque R. Simple Preparation of Novel Metal-Containing Mesoporous Starches. Materials. 2013; 6(5):1891-1902.

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Ojeda, Manuel; Budarin, Vitaliy; Shuttleworth, Peter S.; Clark, James H.; Pineda, Antonio; Balu, Alina M.; Romero, Antonio A.; Luque, Rafael. 2013. "Simple Preparation of Novel Metal-Containing Mesoporous Starches." Materials 6, no. 5: 1891-1902.

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