Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2010 / Article

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Volume 7 |Article ID 395624 | 5 pages |

Effect of Benzyltrimethylammonium Ion as a Co-directing Agent on Phase Transitions in a Nanostructure Silica/Surfactant Composite

Received31 Aug 2009
Revised12 Jan 2010
Accepted07 Mar 2010


Effect of benzyltrimethylammonium ion as a co directing agent in phase transition from hexagonal to cubic and lamellar mesophases was studied in the constant pH at 130 °C. This phase transformation was carried out in constant surface charge and pore size distribution (2 nm). Influence of BTMA+ ions between head and tail of surfactant and phase transformation were observed by using the XRD and elemental analysis.

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