Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences


Nanoporous Montmorillonite (NM)


Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus Area:

Oxidation of Alcohols

Social Benefits:

Environment friendly process , The product has higher surface area than the commercially available montmorillonite K 10 , The product can be used for Solid acid catalysts

Developing Agency:

CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Assam

Technology Readiness Index:

Lab Validation

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Brief Description

Description :

Montmorillonite is one of the most intensively explored catalytic materials in heterogeneous catalysis due to its low cost and eco-friendliness. Montmorillonite is highly valued for their sorptive and catalytic properties that result from their high surface area and acidity. These properties may be enhanced with acid activation, which increases the surface area, modifies the surface acidity, bleaching capacity and decrease the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC). Activated montmorillonite can be widely applied in food industry, mineral oil industry, beverage and sugar industry, chemical industry, environment protection, paper industry as well as cleaning and as detergents.

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