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    Structural, textural and adsorption characteristics of nanosilica mechanochemically activated in different media.

    Authors
    Gun'ko VM, Voronin EF, Nosach LV, et al. 
    Source
    J Colloid Interface Sci 2011 Mar 15; 355(2) :300-11.
    Abstract

    The structural, textural, and adsorption characteristics of mechanochemically activated (MCA) fumed silica A-300 as dry or water, ethanol, or water/ethanol-wetted powders (0.5 g of a solvent per gram of silica) in a ball mill for 1-6 h were studied in comparison with those of the initial powder. The MCA treatment enhances bulk density (ρ(b)) of the powder (from 0.045 g/cm(3) for the initial silica to 0.4 g/cm(3) for 6 h-MCA-treated water-wetted silica) depending on medium type and MCA time (t(MCA)). Stronger effects are observed for the MCA treatment of water-wetted silica than of dry or ethanol- or water/ethanol-wetted samples. The MCA treatment weakly affects the specific surface area (S(BET)). However, void (pore) size distribution, porosity, particle aggregation and size distribution in aqueous suspension, behavior of interfacial water, properties of poly(vinyl alcohol)/silica composites and adsorption of gelatin depend more strongly on the t(MCA) and ρ(b) values. Some of the observed changes in the characteristics (e.g., gelatin adsorption) depend on the ρ(b) value but are independent of the medium type used on the MCA. Other characteristics are nonlinear functions of both t(MCA) and ρ(b) values.

    Mesh
    Adsorption
    Gelatin
    Nanostructures
    Particle Size
    Porosity
    Silicon Dioxide
    Solvents
    Surface Properties
    Suspensions
    Water
    Wettability
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
    PubMed ID

    21227443

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