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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(9), 3069-3086; doi:10.3390/ijms11093069

Sol Gel-Derived SBA-16 Mesoporous Material

1,*  and 2
1 Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 1-1010 Querétaro, Qro., Mexico, C.P. 76000, México 2 Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Ciudad Universitaria, Morelia, 58060, México
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Received: 24 June 2010 / Revised: 29 July 2010 / Accepted: 29 July 2010 / Published: 31 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sol-Gel Technique)
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The aim of this article is to review current knowledge related to the synthesis and characterization of sol gel-derived SBA-16 mesoporous silicas, as well as a review of the state of the art in this issue, to take stock of knowledge about current and future applications. The ease of the method of preparation, the orderly structure, size and shape of their pores and control, all these achievable through simple changes in the method of synthesis, makes SBA-16 a very versatile material, potentially applicable in many areas of science and molecular engineering of materials.
Keywords: SBA-16; mesoporous; sol gel derived; silica; template SBA-16; mesoporous; sol gel derived; silica; template
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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