Ernawati L, Balgis R, Ogi T, Okuyama K.
Langmuir. 2016 Dec 27. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04023. [Epub ahead of print]Numerous studies of the synthesis of mesoporous silica (MPS) particles with tailored properties have been published. Among those studies, tetraethyl orthosilicate is commonly used as a silica source, but tetramethyl orthosilicate (TMOS) is rarely used because its reaction is fast and difficult to control. In this study, MPS particles were synthesized via one-step controlled polymerization of styrene and hydrolysis of TMOS, followed by the addition of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and n-octane. Read More