Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 271, Issue 7, pp 709–713 | Cite as

Effect of preparation pH on pore structure of silica gels

  • S. Ülkü
  • D. Balköse
  • H. Baltacboğlu
Original Contributions


Surface characterization of silica gels prepared at different gelation pH from water glass and sulphuric acid were made by argon adsorption at 77 K using continuous volumetric method. While microporous silica gels prepared in the pH range of 1–3 had BET surface areas of 504–571 m2 g−1, total pore volumes of 0.26–0.31 cm3 g−1 and micropore volumes of 0.16–0.23 cm3 g−1, mesoporous silica gels prepared in the pH range of 3.36–0.65 had BET surface areas of 374–530 m2 g−1 and pore volumes of 0.61–0.79 cm3 g−1.

Key words

Water glass silica gel argon adsorption microporous 


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© Steinkopff Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ülkü
    • 1
  • D. Balköse
    • 1
  • H. Baltacboğlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical EngineeringEge UniversityBoronova-IzmirTurkey

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