Formation of silica-surfactant mesophases studied by real-time in situ X-ray powder diffraction

Stephen O'Brien, Robin J. Francis, Stephen J. Price, Dermot O'Hare, Simon M. Clark, Nanae Okazaki, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Real-time in situ energy dispersive synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data provides evidence for the formation of an intermediate lamellar silica-surfactant intercalate during the synthesis of the hexagonal mesophase derived from the layered polysilicate kanemite, whereas no intermediate phases are observed during the formation of the silica-surfactant mesophase that leads to the mesoporous material MCM-41.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2423-2424
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1


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  • Molecular Medicine

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