Nano Research

, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp 2294–2302 | Cite as

Size control of SBA-15 by tuning the stirring speed for the formation of CMK-3 with distinct adsorption performance

  • Qi Wang
  • Zhencai Wang
  • Tianhao Zheng
  • Xiongping Zhou
  • Wei ChenEmail author
  • Dekun Ma
  • Yun Yang
  • Shaoming HuangEmail author
Research Article


Controlling the size of SBA-15 can be beneficial for exploiting CMK-3, which has excellent structural parameters, for better performance in adsorption and/or catalytic processes. In this study, the width of freestanding SBA-15 rods was readily and successfully regulated by simply altering the stirring power during the synthesis. A higher stirring rate produced SBA-15 rods with larger width. Then, the size of the CMK-3 rods was adjusted by duplication of the different-sized SBA-15. The results show that the larger sized CMK-3 has higher specific surface area and pore volume, which led to a higher adsorption capacity and a faster adsorption rate. It is believed that the synthetic method reported here is powerful for developing better mesoporous carbon for application in water purification and catalysis.


SBA-15 CMK-3 size control adsorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Wang
    • 1
  • Zhencai Wang
    • 1
  • Tianhao Zheng
    • 1
  • Xiongping Zhou
    • 1
  • Wei Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dekun Ma
    • 1
  • Yun Yang
    • 1
  • Shaoming Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Carbon Materials of Zhejiang Province, College of Chemistry and Materials EngineeringWenzhou UniversityWenzhouChina

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