Size-controlled syntheses of nanoporous silica spherical particles through a microfluidic approach

Kota Shiba, Kumiko Kambara, Makoto Ogawa

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Monodispersed spherical particles of silica/surfactant hybrid with the particle size of 200-400 nm were successfully synthesized by a microfluidic reaction for nucleation and subsequent growth process under ambient condition and were transformed into nanoporous spherical particles with uniform pore size of ca. 2 nm and BET surface area of 500-1000 m2 g-1. Compared to the results obtained by conventional batch method using identical starting solution, the products obtained utilizing microfluidic syntheses showed narrower particle size distribution as a result of separating nucleation and growth processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8180-8183
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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