True liquid crystal templating of SBA-15 with reduced microporosity

Stephen G. Wainwright, Christopher Parlett, Ross A. Blackley, Wuzong Zhou, Adam F. Lee, Karen Wilson, Duncan W. Bruce

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Mesoporous silica SBA-15 was synthesised by the true liquid crystal templating method, yielding a material with reduced microporosity compared with that produced by the more conventional liquid crystal templating route. Further advancements allow the generation of metal nanoparticle-doped SBA-15 materials with well-defined metal particle sizes, which posses potential as catalytic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Early online date29 Jan 2013
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding: EPSRC for support (SGW and CMAP; EP/E046754/1); EPSRC for award of a Leadership Fellowship (EP/G007594/2).


  • true liquid crystal templating
  • platinum
  • palladium
  • P123
  • SBA-15
  • mesoporous silica
  • nanoparticles


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