Double function of tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (THAM) for the preparation of colloidal silica nanospheres and the conversion to ordered mesoporous carbon

Kwang Min Choi, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (THAM) has been found to be an excellent catalyst for the preparation of colloidal silica nanospheres around 10 to 20 nm in size, and THAM on the surfaces of nanospheres is an efficient carbon source for the synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous carbon with controlled pore size by using closely packed nanospheres as a porogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10933-10935
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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