We first synthesized nanosized mesoporous R-MnO 2 using different block copolymers and PEG by direct hydrothermal synthesis method. The block copolymers seemed to play the important role. At appropriate synthesis conditions, the mesoporous R-MnO 2 with high surface area, narrow pore size distributions and ordered structure with uniform mesopores could be obtained. The mesoporous R-MnO 2 had nanoarrays with uniform mesopores (intercrystalline voids). Because the residual copolymer in the product could be easily removed by washing after synthesis, the calcination procedure of the final mesoporous R-MnO 2 obtained was not necessary, suggesting that this method is economical and environmental. This direct hydrothermal synthesis method can potentially develop a new method for preparing other metal oxide. We think that the mesoporous R-MnO 2 formed through a mechanism that combines PEO moieties in block polymers self-assembly with complication of Mn species. The mesoporous R-MnO 2 had high thermal stability.
|ジャーナル||Materials Research Bulletin|
|出版ステータス||Published - 11月 1 2012|
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