Azevedo C1, Cenedese P, Dubot P.
J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2011 May;22(5):1161-9. doi: 10.1007/s10856-011-4286-7. Epub 2011 Apr 2.Functionalization of a novel nanoporous monolithic alumina synthesized from amalgam is investigated. The structure is studied by X-ray diffraction, BET, MEB and IR spectroscopy, before and after chemical functionalization by trimethylethoxy silane adsorption and annealing at high temperature. These treatments retain both monolith microstructure and nanostructure while strongly improving material mechanical properties. Read More