Synthesis, Characterization, and Ion-Exchange Properties of Zinc and Magnesium Manganese Oxides Confined within MCM-41 Channels

Blake J. Aronson, Christopher F. Blanford, Andreas Stein

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Abstract

Zinc- and magnesium-manganese oxide particles have been grown in the pores of MCM-41 using a procedure adapted from a mild synthesis for layered manganese oxides. The Mn-modified silicates were analyzed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), N2 sorption, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance ultraviolet - visible (DRUV-vis) spectroscopy, electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and the ion-exchange and electrochemical properties were tested. The occluded manganese oxide consisted of well-dispersed, multivalent particles with a weakly ordered or amorphous structure. Ion-exchange studies determined that the occluded manganese oxide was more accessible to exchanging ions than bulk-layered manganese oxides prepared by a similar synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-459
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 27 2000

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