Findings from Nankai University Provide New Insights into Interface Science (Synthesis of cubic Ia-3d mesoporous silica in anionic surfactant templating system with the aid of acetate)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators discuss new findings in Interface Science. According to news reporting out of Tianjin, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Mesoporous silica with three-dimensional (3D) bicontinuous cubic Ia-3d structure and fascinating caterpillar-like morphology was synthesized by using anionic surfactant N-lauroylsarcosine sodium (Sar-Na) as the template and 3-amionpropyltrimethoxysilane (APS) as the co-structure-directing agent (CSDA) with the aid of acetate. A phase transformation from high interfacial curvature 2D hexagonal to low interfacial curvature 3D cubic Ia-3d occurred in the presence of a proper amount of acetate."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Nankai University, "Other species of salts (excluding acetate) had the ability to induce the caterpillar-like morphology, but failed to induce the cubic Ia-3d mesostructure. Furthermore, [3-(2-aminoethyl)-aminopropyl]trimethoxysilane (DAPS) was also used as the CSDA to synthesize Ia-3d mesostructured silica under the aid of sodium acetate. After extraction of the anionic surfactants, amino and di-amine functionalized 3D bicontinuous cubic Ia-3d mesoporous silicas were obtained and used as supports to immobilize Pd nanoparticles for supported catalysts."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The catalytic activity of the catalysts was tested by catalytic hydrogenation of allyl alcohol."
For more information on this research see: Synthesis of cubic Ia-3d mesoporous silica in anionic surfactant templating system with the aid of acetate. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014;427():42-48. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622861)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.X. Deng, Nankai Univ, Collaborat Innovat Center Chem Sci & Engn Tianjin, Key Lab Adv Energy Mat Chem MOE, Coll ChemInst New Catalyt Mat Sci, Tianjin 300071, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.Y. Xu, W.C. He, J.G. Wang and T.H. Chen.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tianjin, Interface Science, People's Republic of China
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC