Tri(quaternary ammonium) surfactant with a benzene core as a novel template for synthesis of ordered porous silica

Yuki Fukasawa, Ayae Sugawara, Hirotomo Hirahara, Atsushi Shimojima, Tatsuya Okubo

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A novel rigid-core surfactant where three trimethylammonium heads are attached to a benzene core via flexible hydrocarbon chains was examined as a template for synthesizing ordered porous silica. A well-ordered 2D hexagonal silica structure with relatively small pores was generated owing to the formation of the stable mesophase where the surfactants were stacked to form cylindrical assemblies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-237
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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