Multifunctional Mesoporous Inorganic Solids

  • César A. C. Sequeira
  • Michael J. Hudson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 400)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Measurement of Porosities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charis R. Theocharis
      Pages 3-18
    3. F. Bergaya, L. Gatineau, H. Van Damme
      Pages 19-26
    4. M. D. Alba, R. Alvero, M. A. Castro, J. M. Trillo
      Pages 49-53
  3. Porous Crystalline Materials

  4. Pillared Layered Solids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Abraham Clearfield
      Pages 159-178
    3. F. M. Labajos, V. Rives, M. A. Ulibarri
      Pages 207-216
    4. Louis C. Brousseau, Katsunori Aoki, Maurie E. Garcia, Guang Cao, Thomas E. Mallouk
      Pages 225-236
    5. Shoji Yamanaka, Koichi Takahama
      Pages 237-258
    6. Jean-Rémi Butruille, Thomas J. Pinnavaia
      Pages 259-272
    7. A. Jimenez-Lopez, P. Maireles-Torres, P. Olivera-Pastor, E. Rodriguez-Castellon, A. A. G. Tomlinson
      Pages 273-287
    8. Deborah J. Jones, Thierry Cassagneau, Jacques Roziere
      Pages 289-302
  5. Sol-Gel-Methods

  6. Other Methods of Characterising Inorganic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. M. J. Hudson, A. D. Workman
      Pages 347-371
    3. M. Vucelic, W. Jones
      Pages 373-378
    4. P. S. D. Brito, I. M. G. C. S. Paiva, C. A. C. Sequeira
      Pages 413-421
  7. Some Applications of Multifunctional Mesoporous Inorganic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Dimitris Petridis
      Pages 433-450
    3. L. F. F. T. T. G. Rodrigues, M. O. S. P. Caldeira, C. A. C. Sequeira
      Pages 473-483
    4. L. P. S. Araújo, A. C. P. R. P. Carrasco, C. A. C. Sequeira
      Pages 485-493
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 495-501

About this book


1. Introduction. There is much interest in the general subject of porous inorganic materials with respect to their use as sorbents or catalysts. Such inorganic solids may be microporous, mesoporous or macroporous according to the sizes of the pores within the solid. Often there is a range of pore sizes within any given solid and so there is special interest in the synthesis, characterisation and application of porous inorganic solids with well defined pores. Pores of diameter larger than 50 nm are generally termed macropores. Those with diameters of less than 2 nm are micropores and pores of intermediate size are called mesopores. Solids, which contain only mesopores, are correctly called mesoporous but very often there is a combination of different types of porosities within one given solid. The synthesis, characterisation and application of microporous solids is much more advanced than is the case with mesoporous substances. Moreover, the synthesis of crystalline mesoporous materials is one clear goal for the future but which has not been attained so far. Consequently, it is of interest to examine the current state of our knowledge of microporous materials and to examine how this may apply to mesoporous materials. Both catalytic and sorption processes could benefit from studies of mesoporous solids because the mesopores could permit diffusion of larger reactants or products than is the case in microporous materials. 2.


Neutron X-Ray crystal distribution neutron scattering nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Editors and affiliations

  • César A. C. Sequeira
    • 1
  • Michael J. Hudson
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4275-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8139-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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