Ordered SBA-15 nanorod arrays inside a porous alumina membrane

Qingyi Lu, Feng Gao, Sridhar Komarneni, Thomas E. Mallouk

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The growth of ordered nanorods of mesoporous SBA-15 inside a porous alumina membrane has been achieved for the first time by a simple sol-gel method. The obtained SBA-15 nanorods themselves have ordered hexagonal mesochannels with a size of about 6 nm and have been arranged to form hexagonal arrays by the limitation of pores of the alumina membrane. The synthesized alumina membrane with mesoporous SBA-15 inside combines the advantages of porous alumina membranes and mesoporous SBA-15 and provides fine and vertical mesochannels, which may serve as a new and efficient mold and lead to extensive applications in nanodevice fabrication, biomacromolecule separations, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8650-8651
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jul 21 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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