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Catalytic Activity of Ni, Co, Mo Supported Anodic Aluminum Oxide Nanocomposites

1Department of Chemistry, National University of Uzbekistan, Vuzgorodok 15, Tashkent 100174, Uzbekistan

2Institute of Material Science, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chingiz Aytmatov 2b, Tashkent 100084, Uzbekistan

3Uzbek Research Chemical and Pharmaceutical Institute, Durmon Yuli 40, Tashkent 100125, Uzbekistan

4 Department of Natural and Mathematic Sciences, Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Kichik khalqa yoli 17, Tashkent 100095, Uzbekistan

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Received: 13 Jul 2020; Revised: 6 Nov 2020; Accepted: 10 Nov 2020; Available online: 15 Nov 2020; Published: 28 Dec 2020.
Editor(s): Dmitry Murzin
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Nanostructured catalysts based on porous aluminum oxide (PAO) and some 3d metals, such as: nickel, cobalt, and molybdenum, have been obtained by anodic oxidation and impregnation. The synthesis of porous aluminum oxide with a highly ordered pore structure with pore sizes of 50 nm and a thickness of 50 µm is carried out by the method of two-stage anodic oxidation. The catalysts are obtained by impregnation of 3d metals into nanosized pores of aluminum oxide. The obtained catalysts based on nickel and porous Al2O3 are studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDX). The results of SEM-EDX analysis shows that a spongy structure with filament sizes of 100 nanometers containing particles of 3d metals formed on the surface of the aluminum oxide matrix. The results are presented on the activity of nickel and heterogenic cobalt and molybdenum nanoparticles in the reaction of hydrogenation of hexene to hexane. The results show that the yield temperature of the hexane is decreased and the yield of hexane is observed at 200 °C with Ni/Al2O3 catalysts, and a similar yield of hexane mass is achieved at temperatures higher than 250 °C with Co-Mo/Al2O3 and traditional nickel catalysts on kieselguhr. Copyright © 2021 by Authors, Published by BCREC Group. This is an open access article under the CC BY-SA License (


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Keywords: Anodic aluminum oxide; Controllable electrochemical anodization; nickel nanoparticles; hydrogenation; olefin
Funding: Ministry of Innovative Dev. of Republic of Uzbekistan under contract Project PZ-20170926279

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