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A Review: Mesoporous Santa Barbara Amorphous-15, Types, Synthesis and Its Applications towards Biorefinery Production

Norhasyimi Rahmat1, Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah2 and Abdullah Rahman Mohamed2
  • 1 ,
  • 2 , Afganistan
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 7 No. 12, 2010, 1579-1586

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.1579.1586

Published On: 31 December 2010

How to Cite: Rahmat, N., Abdullah, A. Z. & Mohamed, A. R. (2010). A Review: Mesoporous Santa Barbara Amorphous-15, Types, Synthesis and Its Applications towards Biorefinery Production. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(12), 1579-1586. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.1579.1586

Abstract

Problem statement: Santa Barbara Amorphous (SBA-15) is significant mesoporous silica with exclusive and important properties of highly ordered mesopores, hydrothermally stable and thick wall, profusely large surface area and huge pore volume which render it as promising catalyst for wide applications. However, the purely siliceous SBA-15 which lacks of acidity characteristic hinders its ideal capabilities as catalyst. Moreover, functionalization and modification of SBA-15 could enhance and optimize its catalytic activity. Conclusion/Recommendations: Thus, in this review, the various types and different synthesis of modifying SBA-15 are discussed in detail towards its application in biorefinery production. The catalytic activities in various operating conditions and reactions are also reviewed for future reference and scope of studies.

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Keywords

  • Mesoporous materials
  • biorefinery production
  • Santa Barbara amorphous
  • Tetramethyl Orthosilicate (TMOS)
  • catalytic activity
  • mesoporous structure