Large-scale roll-to-roll fabrication of ordered mesoporous materials using resol-assisted cooperative assembly

Zhe Qiang, Yuanhao Guo, Hao Liu, Stephen Z.D. Cheng, Miko Cakmak, Kevin A. Cavicchi, Bryan D. Vogt

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Abstract

Roll-to-roll (R2R) processing enables the rapid fabrication of large-area sheets of cooperatively assembled materials for production of mesoporous materials. Evaporation induced self-assembly of a nonionic surfactant (Pluronic F127) with sol-gel precursors and phenolic resin oligomers (resol) produce highly ordered mesostructures for a variety of chemistries including silica, titania, and tin oxide. The cast thick (>200 Μm) film can be easily delaminated from the carrier substrate (polyethylene terephthalate, PET) after cross-linking the resol to produce meter-long self-assembled sheets. The surface areas of these mesoporous materials range from 240 m2/g to >1650 m2/g with these areas for each material comparing favorably with prior reports in the literature. These R2R methods provide a facile route to the scalable production of kilograms of a wide variety of ordered mesoporous materials that have shown potential for a wide variety of applications with small-batch syntheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4306-4310
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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