Preparation of transparent thin films of lamellar, hexagonal and cubic silica-surfactant mesostructured materials by rapid solvent evaporation methods

Makoto Ogawa, Naoshi Masukawa

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Thin films of silica-alkyltrimethylammonium chloride mesostructured materials were synthesized by spin coating the precursor solutions containing prehydrolyzed tetramethoxysilane and alkyltrimethylammonium chlorides. By varying the composition of the precursor solutions, silica-surfactant mesostructured materials with lamellar, hexagonal, and cubic (Pm3n) mesostructures were obtained as continuous and highly transparent thin films. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul



  • Porous silica film
  • Spin coating
  • Supramolecular template
  • Surfactant
  • Tetramethoxysilane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Materials Science(all)

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