Facile preparation and characterizations of potential low-cost nanostructured materials for energy gas storage

Halina Misran, A. M. Aminuddin, F. A.M. Zini, S. Ramesh

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Abstract

Mesoporous γ-alumina with relatively high surface area of 400 m 2/g and pore size of ca. 3.8 nm were successfully prepared using facile and cost-effective method employing sol-gel route at room temperature and atmospheric pressure in the presence of conventional surfactant and fatty alcohol (palm oil derived) as template. The limited amount of water gradually added during the synthesis was found to control the rapid hydrolysis rate of the alumina precursors resulting in mesoporous formation. The mesoporosity were retained when changing the surfactant to fatty alcohol. In addition, the materials porosity was made up from framework porosity as well as textural porosity given rise from the aggregations of γ-alumina nanoparticulates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology (General) - 217th ECS Meeting
Pages57-65
Number of pages9
Edition7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
EventNanotechnology General Session - 217th ECS Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 25 Apr 201030 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number7
Volume28
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

OtherNanotechnology General Session - 217th ECS Meeting
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period25/04/1030/04/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Misran, H., Aminuddin, A. M., Zini, F. A. M., & Ramesh, S. (2010). Facile preparation and characterizations of potential low-cost nanostructured materials for energy gas storage. In Nanotechnology (General) - 217th ECS Meeting (7 ed., pp. 57-65). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 28, No. 7). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3491774