Journal of Materials Science

, 44:6525 | Cite as

Water intrusion-extrusion in silicalite-1 with tunable mesoporosity prepared in fluoride medium

Mesostructured Materials


Experimental water intrusion–extrusion isotherms were performed at room temperature on mesoporous silicalite-1 samples, prepared in fluoride medium and using carbon black or surfactant, [3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]hexadecyldimethylammonium chloride, as porogen and templating agents, respectively. The increase of the porous volume observed for the silicalite-1 sample prepared in the presence of carbon black leads to an increase of the water intruded volume at high pressure (100 MPa). Therefore, the amount of stored energy in this water–zeolite system is greater than for a conventional “water–silicalite-1” system. However, the fluoride route appears to be a less effective method than the alkaline route.


Zeolite Carbon Black Microporous Volume Water Intrusion Trimethoxysilyl 
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This work was supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under contract # BLANC06-3_144027 and the ACI program “Nanothermomécanique”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Equipe Matériaux à Porosité Contrôlée (MPC), Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M), LRC CNRS 7228Université de Haute-AlsaceMulhouse CedexFrance

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