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Keywords:

  • Monoliths;
  • Self-assembly;
  • 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.