Morphological control of ordered mesoporous silica: Formation of fine and rod-like mesoporous powders from completely dissolved aqueous solutions of sodium metasilicate and cationic surfactants

Shoichiro Shio, Asa Kimura, Michihiro Yamaguchi, Koichi Yoshida, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Fine and rod-like silica-based mesoporous powders with very short diameter and length have been obtained through (1) the complete dissolution of both sodium metasilicate and cationic surfactants and (2) subsequent rapid pH-adjustment for the formation of silica-surfactant mesophase products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2461-2462
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov 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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