Highly active mesoporous Nb-W oxide solid-acid catalyst

Caio Tagusagawa, Atsushi Takagaki, Ai Iguchi, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Junko N. Kondo, Kohki Ebitani, Shigenobu Hayashi, Takashi Tatsumi, Kazunari Domen

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Pore-ing acid: Mesoporous Nb-W oxides (Nb:W = 3:7) are found to be a recyclable, highly active solid acid. They surpass ionexchange resins (Naflon NR50 and Amberlyst-15) and zeolites (H-ZSM5 and H-Beta) in Friedel-Crafts alkylation and hydrolysis reactions (see picture). The high activity is due to strong acid sites and a mesoporous structure with a high surface area and easy reactant accessibility. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1132
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Tagusagawa, C., Takagaki, A., Iguchi, A., Takanabe, K., Kondo, J. N., Ebitani, K., ... Domen, K. (2010). Highly active mesoporous Nb-W oxide solid-acid catalyst. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 49(6), 1128-1132. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200904791