Aerogels with a Microporous Crystalline Host Phase (pages 1515–1518)
C. Daniel, D. Alfano, V. Venditto, S. Cardea, E. Reverchon, D. Larobina, G. Mensitieri and G. Guerra
Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200401762
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.