High-surface-area silica nanospheres (KCC-1) with a fibrous morphology

Vivek Polshettiwar, Dong Kyu Cha, Xixiang Zhang, Jean-Marie Basset

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Fibrous nanosilica: A new family of high-surface-area silica nanospheres (KCC-1) have been prepared (see picture). KCC-1 features excellent physical properties, including high surface area, unprecedented fibrous surface morphology, high thermal (up to 950 °C) and hydrothermal stabilities, and high mechanical stability. Copyright © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9652-9656
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number50
StatePublished - Aug 2 2010

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We are grateful to the KAUST nano-core laboratory group for their help in analysis of the silica spheres. We also thank Dr. V. Unkefer and Dr. T. McElwee for internal reviewing of the manuscript. Thanks are also due to Dr. J. Thivolle and Dr. L. Veyre of CPE, Lyon (France) for their help in mechanical stability study and surface area measurement, respectively. V.P. also thanks Dr. R. S. Varma for valuable comments on this work and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for support during his stay at the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Cincinnati.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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