Mesoporous yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) and YSZ-NiO have been prepared for the first time using Pluronic P103 as a structure-directing agent and inorganic chlorides as precursors in a nonaqueous medium. After being fired at 500°C for 2 h, mesostructured YSZ has a BET surface area of about 146 m2 g-1, with an average pore size of 3.8 nm, while mesostructured YSZ-NiO has a BET surface area of about 108 m2 g-1, with an average pore size of 4.5 nm.
Journal of Materials Chemistry, Volume 10, Issue 11, 2000, pages 2603-2605.
© 2000 Journal of Materials Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher's Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B006561G