Rigid templating of high surface-area, mesoporous, nanocrystalline rutile using a polyether block amide copolymer template

Chem Commun (Camb). 2010 Sep 7;46(33):6123-5. doi: 10.1039/c0cc01394c. Epub 2010 Jul 26.


Highly crystalline rutile with a specific surface area as high as 280 m(2) g(-1) and well-connected uniform mesoporosity has been synthesized by rigid templating using commercial, low-cost polyether block amide. This general, simple synthesis route for high surface-area mesoporous nanocrystalline oxides and nanocomposite membranes is important for catalysis, sensors, energy storage, solar cells, heavy metal removal and separations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Catalysis
  • Crystallization
  • Ethers / chemistry
  • Hot Temperature
  • Hydrogen Sulfide / chemistry
  • Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
  • Nanoparticles / chemistry*
  • Nylons / chemistry*
  • Porosity
  • Surface Properties
  • Thermogravimetry
  • Titanium / chemistry*
  • X-Ray Diffraction


  • Ethers
  • Nylons
  • titanium dioxide
  • Titanium
  • Hydrogen Sulfide