A novel, efficient and facile method for the template removal from mesoporous materials

Lu Chen, Shang Jiang, Runwei Wang, Zongtao Zhang, Shilun Qiu

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© 2014, Jilin University, The Editorial Department of Chemical Research in Chinese Universities and Springer-Verlag GmbH. A new catalytic-oxidation method was adopted to remove the templates from SBA-15 and MCM-41 mesoporous materials via Fenton-like techniques under microwave irradiation. The mesoporous silica materials were treated with different Fenton agents based on the template’s property and textural property. The samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction(XRD) measurement, N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, infrared spectroscopy, 29Si MAS NMR and thermo gravimetric analysis(TGA). The results reveal that this is an efficient and facile approach to the thorough template-removal from mesoporous silica materials, as well as to offering products with more stable structures, higher BET surface areas, larger pore volumes and larger quantity of silanol groups.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)894-899
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Research in Chinese Universities
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 12 2014
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): CRG-1-2012-LAI-009
Acknowledgements: Supported by the National Basic Research Program of China(Nos. 2011CB808703, 2012CB821700), the National Natural Science Foundation of China(Nos. 91022030, 21261130584), the Programme of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities of China(No. B07016), the Award Project of King Abdullah University of Science Technology of Saudi Arabia (No. CRG-1-2012-LAI-009) and the Science and Technology Development Center Project of Ministry of Education of China(No. 20120061130012).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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