Facile synthesis of diamine-functionalized hollow mesoporous silica sphere with self-templating method

  • Ning Yuan
  • Ya-Nan Sun
  • Zhi-Wei Liu
  • Bao-Hang Han


A new N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine-functionalized hollow mesoporous silica sphere (DA-HMSS) was synthesized by a two-step self-templating method, including hydrolysis and co-condensation of tetraethyl orthosilicate and N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine in the presence of ammonia solution and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, following with hydrothermal incubation in pure water after the removal of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. The successful formation of silica framework and incorporation of organic component in DA-HMSS were confirmed by Fourier transform infrared and solid-state 29Si cross-polarization/magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic measurements as well as CHN elemental analysis. The hollow morphology of DA-HMSS was revealed by transmission electron microscopy, whereas its porosity was disclosed by nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm measurement. Furthermore, its carbon dioxide adsorption capability was also investigated.


Hollow structure Mesoporous silica Self-templating Carbon dioxide adsorption 



The financial support of the National Science Foundation of China (Grant 21374024) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (No. 2017QH01) is acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemical & Environmental EngineeringChina University of Mining & TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Center for Excellence in NanoscienceNational Center for Nanoscience and TechnologyBeijingChina

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