Nanoporous Materials and Confined Liquids

  • Petra E. de JonghEmail author
  • Tamara M. Eggenhuisen


Nanoporous materials comprise zeolites, metal organic frameworks, disordered mesoporous oxides, ordered mesoporous oxides and carbon nanostructures. This chapter addresses the synthesis, structure and functional properties of each of these groups. Moreover, the changes in the physical properties of liquids confined in nanoporous materials are discussed. The altered properties of confined phases also form the basis for two important techniques to characterize nanoporous materials: physisorption and thermoporometry.


Contact Angle Capillary Pressure Mesoporous Silica Pore Wall Mesoporous Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials ScienceUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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