Mesoporous Materials Synthesized by Novel Reflux Synthesis Method

Authors

  • Thiam Leng Chew Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Cheng Kong Choy Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Yin Fong Yeong CO2 Research Centre (CO2RES), Institute of Contaminant Management, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Jun Wei Lim Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Abdul Latif Ahmad School of Chemical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Penang, Malaysia
  • Chii Dong Ho Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan

Keywords:

mesoporous silica materials, MCM-48, porous characteristic, reflux synthesis method

Abstract

MCM-48 is an important mesoporous silica material for current large-scale applications in key fields of the chemical industry including CO2 separation. Despite conventional hydrothermal synthesis used to produce mesoporous silica materials, but there is still research efforts needed to seek for the alternative for the production of mesoporous silica materials. In the current project, reflux synthesis method was studied and compared with conventional hydrothermal synthesis for the synthesis of MCM-48 samples. The synthesis temperature was varied (60 – 100 oC) at constant 2 days for both methods. The synthesized samples were characterized for its property using different analytical techniques including scanning electron microscope (SEM), x-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared microscope (FTIR), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET). In current project, spherical particles of MCM-48 were successfully synthesized by reflux synthesis method at 100 oC for 2 days as well as conventional hydrothermal synthesis at 100 oC for 2 days, as observed from SEM and XRD analysis. From the BET analysis, the MCM-48 samples produced by reflux synthesis and conventional hydrothermal synthesis at 100 oC for 2 days displayed comparable pore characteristic with the commercial MCM-48 and MCM-48 reported by other researchers.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Leng Chew, T. ., Kong Choy, C. ., Fong Yeong, Y. ., Wei Lim, J. ., Ahmad, A. L. ., & Dong Ho, C. . (2020). Mesoporous Materials Synthesized by Novel Reflux Synthesis Method. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 47(1), 151–158. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2242

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