Deka JR1, Kao HM, Huang SY, Chang WC, Ting CC, Rath PC, Chen CS.
Chemistry. 2014 Jan 13;20(3):894-903. doi: 10.1002/chem.201303167. Epub 2013 Dec 11.Well-ordered periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs) functionalized with high contents of carboxylic acid (COOH) groups, up to 85 mol % based on silica, were synthesized by co-condensation of 1,2-bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane (BTEE) and carboxyethylsilanetriol sodium salt (CES) under acidic conditions by using alkyl poly(oxyethylene) surfactant Brij 76 as a structure-directing agent. A variety of techniques including powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption/desorption, Fourier-transformed infrared (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), (13) C- and (29) Si solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) were used to characterize the products. Read More