Synthesis of Nano Grade Hollow Silica Sphere via a Soft Template Method
Abstract:The nano grade hollow silica sphere (HSS) was synthesized by a novel soft template method. We found that the precipitate of aluminate had a porous structure that could be the soft template for HSS. After mixing the colloidal silica with the aluminate precipitate, the bubble trapped in this porous structure could form the nano grade HSS. The aluminate precipitate was removed by adjusting the pH of the slurry to ∼1. The outside diameter, the specific surface, and the mean pore size diameter of the forming HSS were 60∼90 nm, 571 m2/g, and 3 nm, respectively. The formed HSS was collected by modifying the surface with Si(OCH3)3CHCH2 (VTMO) and then filtrating the precipitated gel in the n-butanol and ethanol solvent system.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2008
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