Patzsch J1, Schneider JJ.
Dalton Trans. 2013 Feb 7;42(5):1451-60. doi: 10.1039/c2dt32298f. Epub 2012 Nov 20.Silica tubes with MCM-41 type mesostructures were successfully synthesized by a combination of the Stoeber process and a pseudomorphic transformation using electrospun macrosized polystyrene fibres as structure directing templates. Two different morphologies of mesoporous silica tubes are accessible with this method: a hollow morphology with tunable silica wall thickness and with a mesoporous silica shell structure and a core containing amorphous silica. Read More