Langmuir, Vol.21, No.2, 504-507, 2005
Synthesis of mesoporous zeolite a by resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogel templating
Mesoporous zeolite A has been synthesized by using a template method with resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogels having three-dimensional mesopores. It was characterized with X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and nitrogen adsorption/desorption. The pore size distribution calculated from the nitrogen adsorption isotherm is a bimodal distribution with micropores and mesopores. Field emission scanning electron micrograph observations confirm the presence of mesopores.