Non-Thermal Synthesis of Mesoporous Zirconium Silicate and
H. Sepehriana,b, A.R. Khanchib, M.K.
Rofoueia and S. Waqif Husaina,*
aDepartment of Applied Chemistry Chemistry Faculty,
University of Tarbiat Moallem, 49-Mofateh Avenue, Tehran-15614, IRAN
bJaber Ibn Hayan Research Laboratories, Atomic Energy
Organization of Iran, P.O. Box 11365/8486, Tehran, IRAN
(Received 27 February2006, 25 May Accepted)
A simple and rapid method for
synthesis of mesoporous zirconium silicate with high thermal stability has
been developed using sodium silicate in place of costly silicon alkoxides as
a silica source. The product was characterized by means of X-ray
diffraction, Nitrogen sorption isotherms, FT-IR spectroscopy, transmission
electron microscopy (TEM) and thermogravimetry analysis (TGA).
Mesoporous, Zirconium silicate, Non-thermal synthesis, Characterization