Mesoporous Silica by Solution-Combustion Synthesis Followed by Etching

  • F. Salehtash
  • M. JalalyEmail author
  • H. B. Motejadded Emrooz
  • F. J. Gotor
  • M. J. Sayagués


Mesoporous silica was synthesized through the solution-combustion process followed by etching with aqueous solution of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). Combustion products were characterized by XRD, FTIR, SEM, TEM, HRTEM, and BET analysis. After etching, the specific surface, mean pore size, and volume of porous space in silica increased up to 390 m2/g, 15 nm, and 1.6 cm3/g, respectively. The synthesized mesoporous silica exhibited good performance in the tests on elimination of methylene blue from aqueous solution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Salehtash
    • 1
  • M. Jalaly
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. B. Motejadded Emrooz
    • 1
  • F. J. Gotor
    • 2
  • M. J. Sayagués
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanotechnology Department, School of New TechnologiesIran University of Science and Technology (IUST)Narmak, TehranIran
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-US)SevillaSpain

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