Fabrication of Metal and Metal Oxide Sponges by Self-Bubbled Triton X-45 Hydrogel Templates

Farid Khan, Stephen Mann*

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Triton X-45 was used as a sacrificial template to synthesize macroporous Ag, Au, or CuO monoliths via thermal treatment. Continuous networks of pores with sizes varied from 100 nm to 6 mu m can be prepared through the use of additives such as dextran, silica nanoparticles, and the swelling agent, 1,3,5 trimethyl benzene (TMB), suggesting that the use of Triton X-45 gel offers a versatile route to the preparation of intact inorganic structures with controllable morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19871-19874
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2009

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