MCM-41; The First Ordered Mesoporous Material and its Properties, Applications and Different Methods of Modification

Document Type : Original Article


1 Abadan Institute of Technology, Petroleum University of Technology, North Bowardeh, Abadan, Iran

2 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, Texas, USA

3 Fuel and Petrochemical Engineering Research Center, Abadan Institute of Technology, PUT, Abadan, Iran

4 Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, Texas, USA


In recent years, mesoporous materials especially the ordered ones, which have large surface area, fast adsorption
kinetics and controllable pore size and pore arrangement have attracted great attention and have been widely used
in a variety of applications. At the first a brief introduction to different classes of porous materials is mentioned
but the focus of this review is on the history, synthesis, characterization and different methods of modifying
MCM-41 and finally application of MCM-41 in heterogeneous catalysis and catalysis support, separation and
adsorption processes and hydrogen storage is mentioned