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Correlating the Morphological Properties and Structural Organization of Monodisperse Spherical Silica Nanoparticles Grown on a Commercial Silica Surface

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Moreno, Yolice P. [1] ; Cardoso, Mateus B. [2] ; Moncada, Edwin A. [3] ; dos Santos, Joao H. Z. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Dept Engn Quim, BR-90040040 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[2] LNLS, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Tecnol Metropolitano, Medellin - Colombia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ChemPhysChem; v. 16, n. 14, p. 2981-2994, OCT 5 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

A variety of nanosilicas have been widely used to fabricate rough surfaces with superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic properties. In this context, we prepared mixed silica and mixed nanosilica that were generated by the growth and self-assembly of synthesized monodisperse silica nanospheres (11-30 nm, 363 m(2)g(-1)) on the surface of Sylopol-948 and Dispercoll S3030 by using a base-catalyzed sol-gel route. Using this process, the interactions and hierarchical structure between the nano-and microsized synthesized silica particles were studied by changing the amount of tetraethoxysilane. The resulting materials were characterized by BET analysis, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), dynamic light scattering, FTIR spectroscopy, and SEM. The mixed silica presented a higher specific surface area (326 m(2)g(-1)), a six-fold higher percentage of (SiO)(6) (44-68 %), and a higher amount of silanol groups (14.0-30.7 %) than Sylopol-948 (271 m(2)g(-1), 42.6%, and 12.5%, respectively). The morphological and hierarchical structural differences in the silica nanoparticles synthesized on the surface of commercial silica (micrometric or nanometric) were identified by SAXS. Mixed micrometric silica exhibited a higher degree of structural organization between particles than mixed nanosilica. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/21954-7 - Functionalization of composite nanoparticles for biomedical applications
Grantee:Mateus Borba Cardoso
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants