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Silicon imidonitride aerogel exhibiting macro- and meso-dual porosity

Rocher, Vincent; Kelly, Stephen M.; Hector, Andrew L.


Vincent Rocher

Stephen M. Kelly

Andrew L. Hector


Porous silicon imidonitride aerogels have been produced by combining a sol-gel process based on [Si(NH2)(NMe2)3] and ammonia that is known for producing xerogels with controlled mesoporosity, with a supercritical drying process using diethylamine to minimize collapse of the gel structure. The silicon imidonitride aerogel product takes the form of a porous monolith exhibiting two populations of pores in a hierarchical structure. The mesopores can be linked to the precursor system employed, whilst the macropores are consistent with the porosity of related aerogel systems.


Rocher, V., Kelly, S. M., & Hector, A. L. (2012). Silicon imidonitride aerogel exhibiting macro- and meso-dual porosity. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 156, 196-201.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 21, 2012
Online Publication Date Mar 3, 2012
Publication Date Jul 1, 2012
Print ISSN 1387-1811
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 156
Pages 196-201
Keywords General Materials Science; Mechanics of Materials; General Chemistry; Condensed Matter Physics
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