Quiescent hydrothermal synthesis of reduced graphene oxide–periodic mesoporous silica sandwich nanocomposites with perpendicular mesochannel alignments
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Quiescent hydrothermal conditions were applied to synthesis of the sandwich nanocomposites of reduced graphite oxide (rGO) and periodic mesoporous silica (PMS) with vertically aligned mesochannels. It was found that the formation of the PMS–rGO–PMS sandwich structure is very sensitive to the surface and synthesis conditions. Although a higher temperature hydrothermal condition promotes reduction of GO and formation of bulky mesoporous nanoparticles, quiescent hydrothermal condition can serve as an alternative approach to obtain the unusual nanocomposites and slightly promote the structural stability of PMS on the surface of rGO.
KeywordsReduced graphene oxide Periodic mesoporous silica Sandwich Vertical alignment Nanocomposite
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