Author(s) Hayati-Roodbari, N.; Berger, R.J.F.; Bernardi, J.; Kinge, S.; Hüsing, N.; Elsaesser, M.S.
Journal Dalton Trans
Date Published 2017 Jul 11

Macroporous magnesium silicide monoliths were successfully prepared by a two-step synthesis procedure. The reaction of gaseous magnesium vapor with macro-/mesoporous silicon, which was generated from hierarchically organized meso-/macroporous silica by a magnesiothermic reduction reaction, resulted in monolithic magnesium silicide with a cellular, open macroporous structure. By adjusting the reaction conditions, such as experimental set-up, temperature and time, challenges namely loss of porosity or phase purity of Mg2Si were addressed and monolithic magnesium silicide with a cellular network builtup was obtained.

DOI 10.1039/c7dt00571g
ISSN 1477-9234
Citation Hayati-Roodbari N, Berger RJ, Bernardi J, Kinge S, Hüsing N, Elsaesser MS. Monolithic porous magnesium silicide. Dalton Trans. 2017;46(27):8855-8860.

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