Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 19 Special 3 December 2009|
（1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China;
2. College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China）
Abstract:Mesoporous materials with uniform pores and high specific areas are used in many fields including catalysts, separation and adsorbents, etc. In order to find faster and more economical synthesis routes, the use of microwave heating was deeply studied. Compared to the hydrothermal method, microwave energy can heat the samples to crystallization temperature rapidly and uniformly result in homogeneous nucleation and shorten crystallization time. The basic principles of microwave assisted synthesis and advantages of microwave heating, and the obtained progress concerning ordered mesoporous materials through microwave synthesis were summarized.
Key words: microwave assisted synthesis; ordered mesoporous materials (OMMs); ordered mesoporous silicas (OMSs); periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs)