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dc.contributor.authorBouhrara, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorRanga, Chanakya
dc.contributor.authorFihri, Aziz
dc.contributor.authorShaikh, Rafik
dc.contributor.authorSarawade, Pradip
dc.contributor.authorEmwas, Abdul-Hamid M.
dc.contributor.authorHedhili, Mohamed N.
dc.contributor.authorPolshettiwar, Vivek
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:17:06Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:17:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-03
dc.identifier.issn21680485
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/sc400126h
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562960
dc.description.abstractWe observed that support morphology has dramatic effects on the performance of nitridated silica as a base. By simply replacing conventional silica supports (such as SBA-15 and MCM-41) with fibrous nanosilica (KCC-1), we observed multifold enhancement in the catalytic activity of the nitridated solid base for Knoevenagel condensations and transesterification reactions. This enhancement of the activity can be explained by amine accessibility, which is excellent in KCC-1 due to its open and flexible fibrous structure, that facilitates penetration and interaction with basic amine sites. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.subjectFibrous silica
dc.subjectKCC-1
dc.subjectKnoevenagel condensation
dc.subjectNanocatalysis
dc.subjectShape and morphology
dc.subjectSolid base
dc.subjectTrans-esterification
dc.titleNitridated fibrous silica (KCC-1) as a sustainable solid base nanocatalyst
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentCore Labs
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
dc.contributor.institutionNanocatalysis Laboratory (NanoCat), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
kaust.personBouhrara, Mohamed
kaust.personFihri, Aziz
kaust.personShaikh, Rafik
kaust.personSarawade, Pradip
kaust.personEmwas, Abdul-Hamid M.
kaust.personHedhili, Mohamed N.
kaust.personRanga, Chanakya
dc.date.published-online2013-07-03
dc.date.published-print2013-09-03


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