The transformation of kaolin to amorphous mesoporous aluminosilicate was investigated in this study. We demonstrated the use of koalin as silica and alumina sources without prior pretreatment. Two steps synthesis method were carried out; hydrothermal reaction at 80. °C, followed by addition of mesoporogen cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTABr) surfactant. We observed that prolonging the synthesis period improves the surface area of the aluminosilicate with enhances mesopore volume and surface acidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Clay Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Aluminosilicates based-materials
  • Kaolin
  • Mesoporous
  • Surface acidity


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