We are grateful to the KAUST nano-core laboratory group for their help in analysis of the silica spheres. We also thank Dr. V. Unkefer and Dr. T. McElwee for internal reviewing of the manuscript. Thanks are also due to Dr. J. Thivolle and Dr. L. Veyre of CPE, Lyon (France) for their help in mechanical stability study and surface area measurement, respectively. V.P. also thanks Dr. R. S. Varma for valuable comments on this work and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for support during his stay at the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Cincinnati.
High-Surface-Area Silica Nanospheres (KCC-1) with a Fibrous Morphology†
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 50, pages 9652–9656, December 10, 2010
How to Cite
Polshettiwar, V., Cha, D., Zhang, X. and Basset, J. M. (2010), High-Surface-Area Silica Nanospheres (KCC-1) with a Fibrous Morphology. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 9652–9656. doi: 10.1002/anie.201003451
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 28 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 7 JUN 2010
- catalyst supports;
- silicon dioxide
Fibrous nanosilica: A new family of high-surface-area silica nanospheres (KCC-1) have been prepared (see picture). KCC-1 features excellent physical properties, including high surface area, unprecedented fibrous surface morphology, high thermal (up to 950 °C) and hydrothermal stabilities, and high mechanical stability.