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Expanding mesoporosity of triblock-copolymer-templated silica under weak synthesis acidity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19683247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With initial aging at low temperature for enough time, silicas with large mesoporosity were synthesized using triblock copolymer as template agent under weak acidities. SBA-15 with periodic mesostructure and short mesochannels could be synthesized at pH 2.5-3.0 within weak acidity range, and the surface areas, pore diameters and pore volumes reached up to ca. 1000m(2)/g, 8.8nm and 2.0cm(3)/g, respectively, which were significantly higher than those of the conventional SBA-15 synthesized under strong acidities. Mesoporous silica with wormhole structure and abundant textural porosity was formed at pH approximately 3.5. The increased hydrophobic volume of the copolymer micelles at elevated pH values was responsible for the enlargement of mesoporosity in the products. The materials synthesized under weak acidities showed lower hexagonal ordering in comparison to the general SBA-15 synthesized under strong acidities because the decreased hydronium ion concentration induced relatively weaker assembly forces during the synthesis. Nonetheless, the short mesochannels and large pore diameter in the products might be beneficial to some applications in which fast diffusion of molecules is required.
Jinjun Li; Qin Hu; Hua Tian; Chunyan Ma; Landong Li; Jie Cheng; Zhengping Hao; Shizhang Qiao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of colloid and interface science     Volume:  339     ISSN:  1095-7103     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-01     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043125     Medline TA:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Nano-materials, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Silicon Dioxide / chemistry*
X-Ray Diffraction
Reg. No./Substance:
0/SBA-15; 7631-86-9/Silicon Dioxide

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