The synthesis of micrometer- and submicrometer-size spheres of ordered mesoporous oxide MCM-41

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  • Michael Grün,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie and Analytische Chemie Johannes Gutenberg- Universität J.-J. Becher Weg 24. D-55099 Mainz (Germany)
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  • Iris Lauer,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie and Analytische Chemie Johannes Gutenberg- Universität J.-J. Becher Weg 24. D-55099 Mainz (Germany)
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  • Prof. Klaus K. Unger

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie and Analytische Chemie Johannes Gutenberg- Universität J.-J. Becher Weg 24. D-55099 Mainz (Germany)
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  • This work was financially supported by the AIF. project number 10200 N.

Abstract

Spherical particles of the mesoporous material MCM-41 have been synthesized and are reported for the first time. The results of characterization of the samples by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and nitrogen sorption at 77 K (which provides information about the pore system) is described. It is shown that all the properties of the spherical MCM-41 particles are essentially the same as those of the MCM-41 materials synthesized by well-established methods. Finally, possibilities for future research are outlined.

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