The synthesis of mesoporous molecular sieves

Dongyuan Zhao, Ying Wan

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In the early 1990s, Mobil scientists and Japanese scientists separately reported the synthesis of mesostructured silicates that possess large uniform pore sizes (1.5-10 nm) high ordered nanochannels, large surface areas (∼ 1500 cu m/g) and attractive liquid crystal structures. These characteristics offer mesoporous molecular sieves good opportunities in hydrogen storage, catalysis, etc. A discussion covers the surfactant-templating approach for the synthesis of ordered mesoporous molecular sieves; synthesis pathways; corresponding mechanisms; key factors for the synthesis including the selection of surfactants, hydrothermal method, EISA strategy, the control of mesostructures, and the adjustment of pore sizes and morphologies; and applications of mesoporous materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Zeolite Science and Practice (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis) Volume 168
EditorsJiri Cejka, Herman van Bekkum, Avelino Corma, Ferdi Schuth
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
Number of pages60
EditionThird Edition
ISBN (Print)9780444530639
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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