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A method of synthesis of silicious inorganic ordered materials (MCM-41-SBA-1) employing polyacrylic acid-C(n)TAB-TEOS nanoassemblies

Pantazis, C.C., Trikalitis, P.N., Pomonis, P.J. and Hudson, M.J. (2003) A method of synthesis of silicious inorganic ordered materials (MCM-41-SBA-1) employing polyacrylic acid-C(n)TAB-TEOS nanoassemblies. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 66 (1). pp. 37-51. ISSN 1387-1811

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2003.08.017


In this work we describe the synthesis of a variety of MCM-41 type hexagonal and SBA-1 type cubic mesostructures and mesoporous silicious materials employing a novel synthesis concept based on polyacrylic acid (Pac)-C(n)TAB complexes as backbones of the developing structures. The ordered porosity of the solids was established by XRD and TEM techniques. The synthesis concept makes use of Pac-C(n)TAB nanoassemblies as a preformed scaffold, formed by the gradual increase of pH. On this starting matrix the inorganic precursor species SiO2 precipitate via hydrolysis of TEOS under the influence of increasing pH. The molecular weight (MW) of Pac, as well as the length of carbon chain in C,TAB, determine the physical and structural characteristics of the obtained materials. Longer chain surfactants (C(16)TAB) lead to the formation of hexagonal phase, while shorter chain surfactants (C(14)TAB, C(12)TAB) favor the SBA-1 phase. Lower MW of Pac (approximate to2000) leads to better-organized structures compared to higher MW ( 450,000), which leads to worm-like mesostructures. Cell parameters and pore size increase with increasing polyelectrolyte and/or surfactant chain, while at the same time SEM photography reveals that the particle size decreases. Conductivity experiments provide some insight into the proposed self-assembling pathway. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11550
Uncontrolled Keywords:hybrid materials, polyacrylic acid-surfactant ccmplexes, mesoporous, materials, self-organized systems, MESOPOROUS MOLECULAR-SIEVES

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