Hierarchically ordered mesocellular mesoporous silicas (HMMS) were swiftly synthesized using P123 and sodium silicate as a silica source within an hour by applying microwave irradiation without pore expander. The XRD, TEM and BET studies demonstrated that materials as-synthesized and calcined have the hierarchically ordered mesocellular structure with two different sizes about 10 nm and 30 nm pores having a minimized micropore volume compared with conventional hydrothermal method. Moreover, the HMMS sample prepared by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method had higher surface area than that of conventional hydrothermal method. The variation of the pore size and morphology of mesocellular structure varied with the aging time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics