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Discoid Bicelles as Efficient Templates for Pillared Lamellar Periodic Mesoporous Silicas at pH 7 and Ultrafast Reaction Times

Paritosh Mohanty, Jinwoo Lee, Kerney Jebrell Glover and Kai Landskron*

Author Affiliations

Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

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Nanoscale Res Lett 2011, 6:61  doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9813-9

Published: 6 October 2010

Abstract

We report the first synthesis of periodic mesoporous silicas templated by bicelles. The obtained materials form novel pillared lamellar structures with a high degree of periodic order, narrow pore size distributions, and exceptionally high surface areas.

Keywords:
Bicelle; Mesoporous silica; Ultrasonication; Templating