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Effect of Mg/Al molar ratio on the basicity of Mg-Al mixed oxide derived from Mg-Al hydrotalcite

Said Arhzaf, Mohammed Naciri Bennani, Sadik Abouarnadasse, Hamid Ziyat, Omar Qabaqous

Abstract


The fundamental character of the Mg-Al mixed oxide (Mgn(Al)O), derived from the Mg-Al hydrotalcite (MgnAl-CO3-HT), where n corresponds to the Mg/Al molar ratio (n: 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4), was studied by using the adsorption of phenol as a probe acid molecule. The hydrotalcite precursors were prepared by the coprecipitation method. Their derived mixed oxides were obtained by thermal treatment at 450°C in a flow of air. The resulting solids were characterized by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis             (TG-DTA), nitrogen physisorption (BET) and phenol chemisorption. The phenol adsorption followed by UV-Visible spectrophotometry shows that the basicity increases with the Mg/Al molar ratio, such that maximum quantity of phenol adsorbed (Qads = 0.54 mmol/g cat) was obtained with the mixed oxide derived from the Mg-Al hydrotalcite of Mg/Al molar ratio equal to 3.5.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13171/mjc10602007021464sa

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