A Review on Chemical Methodologies for Preparation of Mesoporous Silica and Alumina Based Materials

Author(s): Bhanudas Naik, Narendra Nath Ghosh.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 3 , Issue 3 , 2009

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The discovery of novel family of molecular sieves called M41S aroused a worldwide resurgence in the field of porous materials. According to IUPAC definition inorganic solids that contain pores with diameter in the size range of 20- 500 Å are considered mesoporous materials. Mesoporous silica and alumina based materials find applications in catalysis, adsorption, host- guest encapsulation etc. This article reviews the current state of art and outline the recent patents in mesoporous materials research in three general areas: Synthesis, various mechanisms involved for porous structure formation and applications of silica and alumina based mesoporous materials.

Keywords: Mesoporous, silica, alumina, zeolite, SBA-n, M41S, liquid crystal, catalyst

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Year: 2009
Page: [213 - 224]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/187221009789177768
Price: $65

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