Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles Having a Well-Ordered Mesostructure Using a Double Surfactant System

Keisei Suzuki, Kenichi Ikari, Hiroaki Imai

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A well-ordered hexagonal structure of the mesopores was produced by previous hydrolysis of tetraethoxysilane with hydrochloric acid and subsequent assembly of cationic surfactant micelles and anionic silicate species at a basic condition. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (20-50 nm) having a well-ordered hexagonal mesostructure were produced using a mixture of cationic surfactant as a template and nonionic block copolymer as a suppressant of grain growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-463
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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