Size and Fiber Density Controlled Synthesis of Fibrous Nanosilica Spheres (KCC-1)
authors Bayal, N; Singh, B; Singh, R; Polshettiwar, V
nationality International
journal SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
keywords MESOPOROUS SILICA NANOPARTICLES; RECYCLABLE HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST; SUZUKI COUPLING REACTIONS; CORE-SHELL NANOPARTICLES; ONE-POT SYNTHESIS; NANO-SILICA; HIGHLY EFFICIENT; PALLADIUM NANOPARTICLES; NANOSPHERES KCC-1; POROUS MATERIALS
abstract We report a facile protocol for the synthesis of fibrous nano-silica (KCC-1) with controllable size and fiber density. In this work, we have shown that the particle size, fiber density, surface area and pore volume of KCC-1 can be effectively controlled and tuned by changing various reaction parameters, such as the concentrations of urea, CTAB, 1-pentanol, reaction time, temperature, solvent ratio, and even outside stirring time. For the first time, we were able to control the particle size ranging from as small as 170 nm to as large as 1120 nm. We were also able to control the fiber density from low to medium to very dense, which consequently allowed the tuning of the pore volume. We were able to achieve a pore volume of 2.18 cm(3)/g, which is the highest reported for such a fibrous material. Notably we were even able to increase the surface area up to 1244 m(2)/g, nearly double the previously reported surface area of KCC-1. Thus, one can now synthesize KCC-1 with various degrees of size, surface area, pore volume, and fiber density.
publisher NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
issn 2045-2322
year published 2016
volume 6
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1038/srep24888
web of science category Multidisciplinary Sciences
subject category Science & Technology - Other Topics
unique article identifier WOS:000374904800001
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