A tri-continuous mesoporous material with a silica pore wall following a hexagonal minimal surface

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561420
Title:
A tri-continuous mesoporous material with a silica pore wall following a hexagonal minimal surface
Authors:
Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 ) ; Zhang, Daliang; Chng, Leng Leng; Sun, Junliang; Zhao, L. J.; Zou, Xiaodong; Ying, Jackie
Abstract:
Ordered porous materials with unique pore structures and pore sizes in the mesoporous range (2-50nm) have many applications in catalysis, separation and drug delivery. Extensive research has resulted in mesoporous materials with one-dimensional, cage-like and bi-continuous pore structures. Three families of bi-continuous mesoporous materials have been made, with two interwoven but unconnected channels, corresponding to the liquid crystal phases used as templates. Here we report a three-dimensional hexagonal mesoporous silica, IBN-9, with a tri-continuous pore structure that is synthesized using a specially designed cationic surfactant template. IBN-9 consists of three identical continuous interpenetrating channels, which are separated by a silica wall that follows a hexagonal minimal surface. Such a tri-continuous mesostructure was predicted mathematically, but until now has not been observed in real materials. © 2009 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Nanostructured Functional Materials (NFM) laboratory
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Chemistry
Issue Date:
6-Apr-2009
DOI:
10.1038/nchem.166
PubMed ID:
21378824
Type:
Article
ISSN:
17554330
Sponsors:
We thank C. Bonneau for discussion related to topology and minimal surfaces, and P. Oleynikov for software assistance. This research is supported by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore), the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA). J.-L.S. is supported by a postdoctoral grant from the Carl-Trygger Foundation.
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dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Daliangen
dc.contributor.authorChng, Leng Lengen
dc.contributor.authorSun, Junliangen
dc.contributor.authorZhao, L. J.en
dc.contributor.authorZou, Xiaodongen
dc.contributor.authorYing, Jackieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-02T09:10:47Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-02T09:10:47Zen
dc.date.issued2009-04-06en
dc.identifier.issn17554330en
dc.identifier.pmid21378824en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nchem.166en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561420en
dc.description.abstractOrdered porous materials with unique pore structures and pore sizes in the mesoporous range (2-50nm) have many applications in catalysis, separation and drug delivery. Extensive research has resulted in mesoporous materials with one-dimensional, cage-like and bi-continuous pore structures. Three families of bi-continuous mesoporous materials have been made, with two interwoven but unconnected channels, corresponding to the liquid crystal phases used as templates. Here we report a three-dimensional hexagonal mesoporous silica, IBN-9, with a tri-continuous pore structure that is synthesized using a specially designed cationic surfactant template. IBN-9 consists of three identical continuous interpenetrating channels, which are separated by a silica wall that follows a hexagonal minimal surface. Such a tri-continuous mesostructure was predicted mathematically, but until now has not been observed in real materials. © 2009 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank C. Bonneau for discussion related to topology and minimal surfaces, and P. Oleynikov for software assistance. This research is supported by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore), the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA). J.-L.S. is supported by a postdoctoral grant from the Carl-Trygger Foundation.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleA tri-continuous mesoporous material with a silica pore wall following a hexagonal minimal surfaceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentNanostructured Functional Materials (NFM) laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalNature Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, 31 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138669, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionStructural Chemistry and Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Swedenen
dc.contributor.institutionState Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, Chinaen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen

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