The formation process of SBA-15 has been investigated by time resolved TEM, in-situ SAXS/SAXD and in-situ NMR. The synthesis was done at 35 degrees in acidic solution with tetramethylorthosilicate as the silica source and Pluronic P123 as the structure directing amphiphile. The initially formed silica-polymer composite consists of flocs of spherical micelles in a silica matrix. The micelles then coalesce forming rods that eventually pack into the ordered array of which SBA-15 consists.
|Journal||Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Physical Chemistry