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Modified mesoporous silicates for the adsorption and decomposition of toxic gases

Naderi, M., Pickett, J.L., Chinn, Matt J. and Brown, D.R. (2002) Modified mesoporous silicates for the adsorption and decomposition of toxic gases. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 12 (4). pp. 1086-1089. ISSN 1364-5501

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New adsorbents based on MCM-41 have been developed for the adsorption and decomposition of HCN and CNCl. Adsorption of CNCl is provided by diaminoalkylsilane tethers bound to the surface. Reactivity towards HCN is provided by Cu2+ ions complexed by the diamines. Overall reactivity towards the two gases depends on the balance between free amine and Cu2+ concentrations. The performance of these adsorbents is superior to that of carbon-based adsorbents in which alkylamine and copper(II) salt are physisorbed on the carbon surface.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2002
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences > Materials and Catalysis Research Centre
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