Y. Z. appreciates the Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation for granting a research fellowship. Dr. Jan H. Schattka is thanked for helpful suggestions regarding the work. Arne Thomas is acknowledged for the TEM measurements.
Preparation of Highly Ordered Monolithic Super-Microporous Lamellar Silica with a Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid as Template via the Nanocasting Technique†
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 17, pages 1452–1455, September, 2003
How to Cite
Zhou, Y. and Antonietti, M. (2003), Preparation of Highly Ordered Monolithic Super-Microporous Lamellar Silica with a Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid as Template via the Nanocasting Technique. Adv. Mater., 15: 1452–1455. doi: 10.1002/adma.200305265
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2003
- Article first published online: 1 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Received: 16 APR 2003
- Silica, super-mesoporous;
- Template-directed synthesis
A special room-temperature ionic liquid, 1-hexadecyl-3-methyl-imidazolium chloride, is used as a template to prepare monolithic super-microporous silica with lamellar order (monolith in Figure) via a nanocasting technique. The silica walls of the synthesized product are arranged parallel to each other, displaying a regular structure with an interlayer distance, pore diameter, and wall system thickness of about 2.7 nm, 1.3 nm, and 1.4 nm, respectively.