Phase evolution in the alkane-P123-water-TEOS quadru-component system: A feasible route to different complex mesostructured materials Article

cited authors

  • Sun, J; Ma, D; Zhang, H; Wang, C; Bao, X; Su, DS; Klein-Hoffmann, A; Weinberg, G; Mann, S

fiu authors

abstract

  • The phase transformation in the water oil (alkanes)-block copolymer surfactant system was applied to direct the mineralization of inorganic materials. Three totally different complex microstructures were obtained by simply altering the initial reaction temperature in the alkalene-water-P123-TEOS system. It also provided a general route to the controlled construction of different inorganic complex mesostructures that have potential applications in the fields of catalysis, absorption-desertion and controlled drug release. Results indicated that by carefully manipulating the reaction conditions, complex inorganic mesostructures can be built in one system by controlling the phase behavior of the synthetic mixture.

publication date

  • June 5, 2006

start page

  • 1507

end page

  • 1510

volume

  • 16

issue

  • 16