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Article info. : 2006; 3(3) (pp 253~257)


Non-Thermal Synthesis of Mesoporous Zirconium Silicate and its Characterization

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).

Keyword: Mesoporous, Zirconium silicate, Non-thermal synthesis, Characterization


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