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Materials 2013, 6(9), 4139-4167; doi:10.3390/ma6094139
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SBA-15 Mesoporous Silica as Catalytic Support for Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts—Review

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1 Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Ciudad Universitaria, Morelia, Michoacán 58060, Mexico 2 Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Centro Universitario, Cerro de las Campanas, Querétaro, C.P. 76010, Mexico 3 Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 1-1010, Querétaro, C.P. 76000, Mexico 4 Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ensenada, Baja California, C.P. 22860, Mexico 5 Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, CSIC, c/Marie Curie 2, Cantoblanco, Madrid 28049, Spain
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Received: 5 May 2013 / Revised: 27 August 2013 / Accepted: 28 August 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Mesoporous Materials)
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Abstract

SBA-15 is an interesting mesoporous silica material having highly ordered nanopores and a large surface area, which is widely employed as catalyst supports, absorbents, drug delivery materials, etc. Since it has a lack of functionality, heteroatoms and organic functional groups have been incorporated by direct or post-synthesis methods in order to modify their functionality. The aim of this article is to review the state-of-the-art related to the use of SBA-15-based mesoporous systems as supports for hydrodesulfurization (HDS) catalysts.
Keywords: SBA-15; mesoporous; silica; catalyst support; hydrodesulfurization SBA-15; mesoporous; silica; catalyst support; hydrodesulfurization
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Huirache-Acuña, R.; Nava, R.; Peza-Ledesma, C.L.; Lara-Romero, J.; Alonso-Núez, G.; Pawelec, B.; Rivera-Muñoz, E.M. SBA-15 Mesoporous Silica as Catalytic Support for Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts—Review. Materials 2013, 6, 4139-4167.

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