Synthesis of large-pore Ia3̄d mesoporous silica and its tubelike carbon replica

Shunai Che, Alfonso E. Garcia-Bennett, Xiaoying Liu, Robert P. Hodgkins, Paul A. Wright, Dongyuan Zhao, Osamu Terasaki, Takashi Tatsumi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

108 Citations (Scopus)


A synthetic route to tubelike mesoporous carbon materials with a cubic structure has been developed by using propylsulfonic acid groups anchored onto a silica wall, which act as an acid catalyst for carbon-source polymerization. Pores with diameters of 2.4 and 4.0 nm were recorded for the carbon replicas obtained after removing the silica walls (see isotherm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3930-3934
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Nanotubes
  • Self-assembly
  • Silica

Cite this