Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2012, Volume 15, Issue 1

Hybrid Materials Obtained by Nickel Immobilization on Mesoporous MCM-41 and Their Application in Alcohols Oxidation

Violeta Niculescu 1* , Ramona Ene 2 , Ioan Iordache 1 , Viorica Parvulescu 2

1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 Institute of Physical Chemistry, 202 Spl. Independentei, 060021 Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author: Violeta Niculescu, E-mail:

Published: May 2012


The mesoporous MCM-41 is successfully used as the support to immobilize transition metals like nickel, both in physical and chemical methods. UV-VIS spectroscopy and N2 adsorption are applied to characterizing these supported catalysts. The results of alcohols oxidation reveal that these supported catalysts have high catalytic activity as their homogenous counterpart does.


Heterogeneous catalysis, MCM-41, mesoporous, nickel catalyst, oxidation.

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