African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 354

Full Length Research Paper

Development of ordered and disordered macroporous silica from bagasse ash

S. Oluwagbemiga Alayande1,2*, E. Olugbenga Dare2, W. Babatunde Ayinde2, Janet Bamigbose2, P. A. Ayedun3 and G. Ayodeji Osinkolu1  
1Centre for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. 2Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 19 December 2011
  •  Published: 10 January 2012


Silica from bagasse ash was nanostructured with templating concept, these resulted into ordered and disordered nano pores in the silica. The average pore widths were between 220.87 and 537 nm. These pores were classified as macro pores. The macro porous silica developed can be applicable in sensing, selective filtration, catalysis, drug delivery and membrane.


Key words: Silica, templating concept, macro pores.