Self-assembly of monodispersed silica nano-spheres with a closed-pore mesostructure

Huang, Xiaodan, Zhou, Liang, Yu, Chenzhong and Zhao, Dongyuan (2012) Self-assembly of monodispersed silica nano-spheres with a closed-pore mesostructure. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 23: 11523-11528. doi:10.1039/c2jm30865g

Author Huang, Xiaodan
Zhou, Liang
Yu, Chenzhong
Zhao, Dongyuan
Title Self-assembly of monodispersed silica nano-spheres with a closed-pore mesostructure
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-9428
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c2jm30865g
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 22
Issue 23
Start page 11523
End page 11528
Total pages 6
Place of publication Cambridge, England, U.K.
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Monodisperse closed-pore silica spheres with small pore diameters have been prepared through a simple self-assembly approach. The closed-pore silica spheres were synthesized in near neutral conditions, using cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (C16TAB) as a template. The products show a spherical morphology with a uniform size of [similar]120 nm in diameter, which are formed by the dense packing of silica coated spherical micelles with [similar]5 nm in diameter and [similar]3 nm in isolated interior space. It is shown that the use of a cationic surfactant and synthetic conditions that stabilize the silica coated spherical micelles are responsible for the formation of a closed-pore mesostructure. Considering the silica-coated micelles, the building blocks to the closed-pore mesostructure, have a smaller size compared to those in previous reports, it is expected that our approach may be extended to prepare functionalized materials with potential applications as low dielectric constant insulators in the microelectronics industry.
Keyword Nanostructured Materials
Spherical Mesopores
Uniform Mesopores
Porous Materials
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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