Discoid Bicelles as Efficient Templates for Pillared Lamellar Periodic Mesoporous Silicas at pH 7 and Ultrafast Reaction Times
Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Nanoscale Res Lett 2011, 6:61 doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9813-9Published: 6 October 2010
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.