Hierarchically porous materials: Synthesis strategies and emerging applications

Minghui Sun, Chen Chen, Lihua Chen, Baolian Su

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Great interests have arisen over the last decade in the development of hierarchically porous materials. The hierarchical structure enables materials to have maximum structural functions owing to enhanced accessibility and mass transport properties, leading to improved performances in various applications. Hierarchical porous materials are in high demand for applications in catalysis, adsorption, separation, energy and biochemistry. In the present review, recent advances in synthesis routes to hierarchically porous materials are reviewed together with their catalytic contributions. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-347
Number of pages47
JournalFrontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • application
  • hierarchically porous materials
  • synthesis


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