Various organo-functionalized MCM-41 type pure-silicate and alumino-silicate mesoporous materials were synthesized using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as the template. Mono- and bi-functional organo-MCM-41 materials such as SH-MCM-41, NH2-MCM-41, vinyl-MCM-41, SH-A1-MCM-41, SH-NH2-MCM-41 etc were studied. X-ray diffractogram, chemical analysis, BET surface area measurement etc. of the samples reveal that ordered organo-MCM-41 type mesoporous materials were prepared. There is tremendous scope in these area as the organo-MCM-41 materials can be used as solid ligand for various metal ions or even metal complexes, including one with a chiral moiety. Such composite solid materials may exhibit interesting catalytic properties.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry