Formation of mesoporous silica from a layered polysilicate makatite

Hiroaki Tamura, Dai Mochizuki, Tatsuo Kimura, Kazuyuki Kuroda*

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Mesoporous silicas with highly ordered and less ordered mesopores were formed through the reaction of a crystalline layered polysilicate makatite with hexadecyltrimethylammonium (C16TMA) chloride. The uniqueness of makatite as a starting material for the formation of mesostructured silica is verified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-445
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 5
Externally publishedYes

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