2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Biphenyl-functionalized Ethane-silica Hybrid Materials with Ordered Hexagonal Mesoporous Structure

R. Virtudazo, E. Magdaluyo Jr, L. dela Cruz, E. Castriciones, H. Mendoza
University of the Philippines, PH

Keywords:
mesoporous, organosilica, sol-gel

Abstract:
A biphenyl-containing hybrid organic-inorganic mesoporous materials have been synthesized and characteized. The synthesis was done via surfactant-templated polymerization of 4,4’-bis(triethoxysilyl)biphenyl and 1,2-bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane under basic condition. The composition, structure and morphology of the mesoporous materials were characterized using FTIR, XRD, TEM, SEM, TGA and nitrogen adsorption/desorption experiments. IR spectroscopic analyses showed that the biphenyl moiety was covalently linked in the ethane-silica framework. The periodic structure and organic groups of the hybrid materials remain intact after the removal of the surfactant template.


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