Well-defined plate and hollow disk of silica-dioctadecyldimethylammonium hybrid particles were obtained by the sol-gel reaction of tetraethoxysilane in the presence of dioctadecyldimethylammonium chloride, where synthetic condition was determined based on the Stöber synthesis for micron size silica sphere. The particle size was several hundreds of nm in the radius and several tens of nm in the thickness. X-ray powder diffraction patterns indicated that the products possess layered mesostructures, which were thought to be directed by the lamellar aggregates of dioctadecyldimethylammonium.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry