T. Zhang, P. Gao, C.-G. Gao, H. Yang, Y. Zhao
April 5, 2013
Ordered ferrocene-containing mesoporous hybrid materials were prepared by the use of quaternary ammonium surfactants C n H 2n+1 (CH 3 ) 3 NBr and organic additives during the hydrothermal synthesis process. The characterization results showed all the materials exhibit an ordered two-dimensional hexagonal pore structure with pore diameter from 2.04 nm to 4.01 nm. It was found that the pore diameter of the materials is strongly dependent on the surfactant chain length and the content of the organic additives. The fourier transform infrared spectra revealed that the organic bridge is preserved during the hydrothermal synthesis and subsequent extraction procedure.