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Aerogels with a Microporous Crystalline Host Phase†
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 12, pages 1515–1518, June, 2005
How to Cite
Daniel, C., Alfano, D., Venditto, V., Cardea, S., Reverchon, E., Larobina, D., Mensitieri, G. and Guerra, G. (2005), Aerogels with a Microporous Crystalline Host Phase. Adv. Mater., 17: 1515–1518. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401762
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 27 OCT 2004
- Gel trapping;
- Microporous materials;
- Supercritical fluids
High-porosity syndiotactic polystyrene aerogels characterized by nanofibrils that give rise to a microporous crystalline δ-phase (see Figure) present a high sorption capacity for volatile organic compounds at low concentrations, typical of the δ-phase, as well as high sorption kinetics, typical of aerogels. These sorption properties make these new aerogels very promising for industrial applications in chemical separations and water purification.