Periodic mesoporous silicas via templating of new triblock amphiphilic copolymers

Chi Feng Lin, Hong Ping Lin, Chung Yuan Mou, Shiuh Tzung Liu

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By using atom transfer radical polymerization method, triblock copolymers [(MA)x(EO)77(MA)x] (MA = methyl acrylate) with the hydrophilic chain (PEO) in the center part of the polymers were prepared in a narrow molecular weight distribution. Thus the hydrophilic-hydrophobic portion of the copolymer can be fine-tuned, which provides the use of these polymers as structure directing agents to synthesize highly ordered hexagonal mesoporous silicas. Under acidic conditions, polymers of [(MA)x(EO) 77(MA)x] (x = 33-70) provided the synthesis of a 2D hexgonal array of mesopores in uniform orderness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Mesoporous silica
  • Polymerization
  • Triblock copolymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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