Microporous vanadium pentaoxide. 2. Making solids from colloidal microemulsions

Sameer D. Desai, Edward L Cussler Jr

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Vanadyl isopropoxide can be polymerized in microemulsions of Aerosol OT containing water within reverse micelles. After a fast hydrolysis, vanadium pentaoxide forms ribbons in an intramicellar process taking about 100 s. These ribbons then aggregate by an intermicellar agglomeration taking 104 s. Drying these clusters in the presence of the surfactant leads to solids with surface areas around 100 m2/g.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 20 1998


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