Document Type: Research Paper
Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16846-13114, Tehran, Iran
Mesoporous MgO microstructures were synthesized using magnesium acetate tetrahydrate, ammonium oxalate monohydrate and Pluronic F127 via heating at 40 °C for 24 h and subsequent calcination. The mesoporous structure of magnesium oxide with the specific surface area of 47m2 /g, pore volume 0.30 cm3 /g and the average pore size 24 nm is produced. According to XRD studies, the diffraction peaks of the product pattern can be indexed to the cubic structure magnesium oxide with the lattice parameter of a = 4.22 Å and showing no impurities. The product was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction analysis, N2 adsorption-desorption and Scanning electron microscopy.