Fabrication of the tricontinuous mesoporous IBN-9 structure with surfactant CTAB

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561955
Title:
Fabrication of the tricontinuous mesoporous IBN-9 structure with surfactant CTAB
Authors:
Zhao, Yunfeng; Zhao, L. J.; Wang, Guangchao; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 )
Abstract:
IBN-9 is the first tricontinuous mesoporous material, consisting of three identical interpenetrating channels that are separated by a single continuous silica wall. It was originally synthesized using a specially designed surfactant as template. The need of special surfactant in the synthesis inhibits extensive investigation of this novel structure and its applications. We demonstrate in this study that such a complicated tricontinuous mesostructure can also be fabricated from the most common and commercially available surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) with the help of polar organic additives, e.g., n-butanol. The role of n-butanol is to finely tune the surface curvature of the organic/inorganic interface during the cooperative self-assembly process. Electron microscopic techniques are employed to identify different mesostructures from the mixture. This study reveals the possibility of discovering unprecedented mesostructures from conventional surfactant-water- silicates systems. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Core Labs; Nanostructured Functional Materials (NFM) laboratory
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Journal:
Chemistry of Materials
Issue Date:
13-Dec-2011
DOI:
10.1021/cm2023983
Type:
Article
ISSN:
08974756
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the Global Collaborative Research AEA program from King Abdullah University of Science and technology.
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Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program

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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yunfengen
dc.contributor.authorZhao, L. J.en
dc.contributor.authorWang, Guangchaoen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:34:57Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:34:57Zen
dc.date.issued2011-12-13en
dc.identifier.issn08974756en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/cm2023983en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561955en
dc.description.abstractIBN-9 is the first tricontinuous mesoporous material, consisting of three identical interpenetrating channels that are separated by a single continuous silica wall. It was originally synthesized using a specially designed surfactant as template. The need of special surfactant in the synthesis inhibits extensive investigation of this novel structure and its applications. We demonstrate in this study that such a complicated tricontinuous mesostructure can also be fabricated from the most common and commercially available surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) with the help of polar organic additives, e.g., n-butanol. The role of n-butanol is to finely tune the surface curvature of the organic/inorganic interface during the cooperative self-assembly process. Electron microscopic techniques are employed to identify different mesostructures from the mixture. This study reveals the possibility of discovering unprecedented mesostructures from conventional surfactant-water- silicates systems. © 2011 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Global Collaborative Research AEA program from King Abdullah University of Science and technology.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyen
dc.subjectmesoporous materialsen
dc.subjectsurfactanten
dc.subjecttricontinuous structureen
dc.titleFabrication of the tricontinuous mesoporous IBN-9 structure with surfactant CTABen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentCore Labsen
dc.contributor.departmentNanostructured Functional Materials (NFM) laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalChemistry of Materialsen
kaust.authorZhao, Yunfengen
kaust.authorWang, Guangchaoen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen
kaust.authorZhao, L. J.en
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