Swift synthesis of hierarchically ordered mesocellular mesoporous silica by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method

You Kyong Seo, I. Suryanarayana, Young Kyu Hwang, Namsoo Shin, Do Cheon Ahn, Chul Ho Jun, Jong San Chang

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Hierarchically ordered mesocellular mesoporous silicas (HMMS) were swiftly synthesized using P123 and sodium silicate as a silica source within an hour by applying microwave irradiation without pore expander. The XRD, TEM and BET studies demonstrated that materials as-synthesized and calcined have the hierarchically ordered mesocellular structure with two different sizes about 10 nm and 30 nm pores having a minimized micropore volume compared with conventional hydrothermal method. Moreover, the HMMS sample prepared by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method had higher surface area than that of conventional hydrothermal method. The variation of the pore size and morphology of mesocellular structure varied with the aging time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3995-3998
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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