Synthesis of mesostructured nickel oxide with silica

Xinghua Liu, C. M. Chun, Ilhan A. Aksay, Wei Heng Shih

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Mesostructured nickel oxide was formed with nickel sulfate and cationic surfactant cetyltrim-ethylammonium bromide (CTAB). X-ray diffraction (XRD) peaks at low scattering angles and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) indicated that a mesostructure was formed. However, these XRD patterns disappeared after calcination. The addition of sodium silicate in the precursor solutions produced a mesostructure, which is stable against calcination. Surface areas as high as 530 m2/g can be obtained for the nickel silicate mesophase. TEM-EDXS showed that the Si/Ni molar ratio in the mesophase is ~0.5, independent of the initial Si/Ni ratio in the precursor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)684-692
Number of pages9
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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