Synthesis of highly ordered MCM-41 silica with spherical particles.

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Thommes M
Journal: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Publication year: 2007
Volume: 104
Journal issue: 1-3
Pages range: 52-58-58
ISSN: 1387-1811


Highly ordered MCM-41 SiO2 was synthesized using an optimized blend of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and 1-methyl-3-octylimidazolium chloride as a structure-directing agent. By homogeneously pptg. the solid product from a sodium metasilicate water soln./surfactant blend resulted in formation of very well ordered spherical particles. This material was characterized by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray powder diffraction, and N2 and Ar adsorption using a proper, non-local d. functional theory approach to calc. textural parameters. Results showed the spherical particles are composed of domains of perfectly-ordered hexagonal porous structure. [on SciFinder(R)]

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Thommes, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik

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