One-step synthesis of nanostructured mesoporous ZIF-8/silica composites

Xiaoyan Hu, Xinlong Yan, Min Zhou, Sridhar Komarneni

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A series of mesoporous ZIF-8/silica composites were prepared by a one-step surfactant mediated method. The as-synthesized ZIF-8/silica composites were characterized by XRD, TEM, SEM, XPS, nitrogen adsorption/desorption and thermogravimetric (TG) analyses. Foam like disordered mesoporous structure and narrow mesopore size distribution were formed in the composites, resulting in a high mesopore volume as well as specific surface area which can be varied by adding different amounts of silica precursor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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