Synthesis of micropore-free hydrothermally stable mesoporous silica SBA-15 has been accomplished by templating a silica precursor (sodium silicate/tetraethylorthosilicate) with pluronic123 copolymer (EO20PO70EO20; M.W. 5,800) in the presence of cosolvent (ethanol) using a minimum salt (sodium chloride) content, under microwave-hydrothermal conditions at 373 K in 120 mins.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry