Mesoporous and Nanoporous Materials, And Methods of Synthesizing the Same

Tewodros Asefa (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A method for synthesizing a phosphonic acid functionalized mesoporous metal oxide material (e.g., silica, titania, alumina, preferably silica material) is provided. Further, a method of using the phosphonic acid functionalized mesoporous silica material as a solid acid catalyst in a pinicole-pinacolone rearrangement reaction, and a method of using a phosphonic acid functionalized mesoporous silica material as a solid acid catalyst in a transesterification reaction is provided. A method for preparing a mesoporous titania film for use in a dye sensitized solar cell is also provided.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent number8,802,045
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010

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