A Highly Ordered Mesoporous Aluminosilicate, CMI-10, with a Si/Al Ratio of One


  • This work was financially supported by a European InterReg III program (FW-2.1.5) and by the Région Wallonne, Belgium. Xiao-Yu Yang thanks the University of Namur for a doctoral fellowship. The helpful assistance from Drs. Z. Y. Yuan and F. Xu (Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Inorganiques (CMI), University of Namur (FUNDP), Dr. Y. Lin (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), and Dr. G. Tian (Jilin University, China) is also acknowledged.


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A facile and unique but versatile approach for the synthesis of highly organized mesoporous mixed-element oxide materials with defined structure, high heteroatom content, and stable active sites is presented (see figure). Because of the high homogeneity of the Al sites, the controlled immobilization of (bio)molecules and nanoparticles and the controlled growth of nanowires with relevant new properties may be possible.