Document Type: Original Article
Research Laboratory of Nanoporous Materials, Faculty of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and
Technology, Farjam Street, Narmak, Tehran 16846, Iran
Mesoporous-alumina with high specific surface area was successfully synthesized based on precipitation method. The structural and chemical properties were studied by N2 adsorption–desorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). The mesoporous Al2O3 support had large surface area and high thermal stability. The effect of calcination temperature on alumina surface area was investigated. When the calcination temperature was decreased the surface area increased from82.1 m2/g to 222.05 m2/g.