SBA (Santa Barbara Amorphous Silica)

SBA silicas possess ordered structures that contain uni-dimensional mesopores of uniform size ranging from about 4 to 30 nm. These mesoporous silicas have uniform and adjustable pore size, thick pore walls, superior hydrothermal/thermal and mechanical stability, high surface area, high pore volume and open pore structure. Due to their high hydrothermal stability and thick pore walls, they are widely used as a catalyst support in various reactions.


Glantreo has vast knowledge in the manufacture of Mesoporous Silica (MS). For almost 15 years we have supplied large quantities (up to kg quantities) of Mesoporous Silica to our Researcher and Industry partners.


In addition to the raw materials, we offer SBA functionalised with amine, thiol and titanium groups. We also offer all variations in pelletised formats. The pellets are available in 2mm x 5mm. Shape of SBA can be manipulated to produce hexagonal columns, short rods and long rods. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

SEM of SBA-16 with 60A pores

End applications include:

❖Waste water treatment for heavy metals


❖Gas adsorption


❖Targeted drug delivery


❖Supports for metal and enzyme catalysts


❖Scaffolds for cells to attach to

Product Data and References

Not sure what you want? Pick and mix with our customised multipacks of five 3g Mesoporous silica products.


Typical Physical Properties SBA-15 & SBA-16

Particle Sizes100um & 150um (Ti Doped)100um
Particle MorphologyHexagonalCubic
Pore Sizes40A - 120A60A
FormatsPowders & PelletsPowders
ChemistriesRaw, Amine, Thiol & Ti DopedRaw

Product Variations Available SBA-15 & SBA-16

Below you will find the different Product variations in our SBA range. In order to make them easy to find we have added a search function. To narrow down your selection you can search within a table.

Product CodeTypePore MorphologyFormatParticle SizePore sizePack sizeChemistry
PSBA1510040R-5SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um40A5gRaw Silica
PSBA1510060R-5SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um60A5gRaw Silica
PSBA1510080R-5SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um80A5gRaw Silica
PSBA15100100R-5SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um100A5gRaw Silica
PSBA15100120R-5SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um120A5gRaw Silica
PSBA1610060R-5SBA-16CubicPowder10um60A5gRaw Silica
PSBA1510040R-10SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um40A10gRaw Silica
PSBA1510060R-10SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um60A10gRaw Silica
PSBA1510080R-10SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um80A10gRaw Silica
PSBA15100100R-10SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um100A10gRaw Silica
PSBA15100120R-10SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um120A10gRaw Silica
PSBA1610060R-10SBA-16CubicPowder10um60A10gRaw Silica
PSBA1510040R-50SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um40A50gRaw Silica
PSBA1510060R-50SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um60A50gRaw Silica
PSBA1510080R-50SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um80A50gRaw Silica
PSBA15100100R-50SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um100A50gRaw Silica
PSBA15100120R-50SBA-15HexagonalPowder100um120A50gRaw Silica
PSBA1610060R-50SBA-16CubicPowder10um60A50gRaw Silica
PELSBA1510060R2X5-5SBA-15HexagonalPellet100um60A5gRaw Silica
PSBA1510040Ti-5SBA-15HexagonalPowder150um40A5gTi Doped
PSBA1510040Ti-10SBA-15HexagonalPowder150um40A10gTi Doped
PSBA1510040Ti-50SBA-15HexagonalPowder150um40A50gTi Doped


Citations using Glantreo’s materials

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Laura J. Waters a,⇑, Talib Hussain a, Gareth Parkes a, John P. Hanrahan b, Joseph M. Tobin, Inclusion of fenofibrate in a series of mesoporous silicas using microwave irradiation, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 85 (2013) 936–941

Sugata P. Tan*, Elizabeth Barsotti, Mohammad Piri, Application of material balance for the phase transition of fluid mixtures confined in nanopores, Fluid Phase Equilibria 496 (2019) 31e41

Mareike Siebert∗, Thorben Detering, Ralf G. Berger, An immobilized fungal chlorogenase rapidly degrades chlorogenic acid in a T coffee beverage without altering its sensory properties, LWT – Food Science and Technology 115 (2019) 108426

Carol A. McCarthy, Waleed Faisal, Joseph P. O’Shea, Colm Murphy, Robert J. Aherne, Katie B. Ryan, Brendan T. Griffin, Abina M. Crean , In vitro dissolution models for the prediction of in vivo performance of an oral mesoporous silica formulation, Journal of Controlled Release, Volume 250, 28 March 2017, Pages 86-95

Tomer Lapidot, Omar K. Matar, Jerry Y.Y. Heng, Calcium sulphate crystallisation in the presence of mesoporous silica particles: Experiments and population balance modelling, Chemical Engineering Science 202 (2019) 238–249

K. Lamb, R.A. Mole, D. Yu, R. de Marco, J.R. Bartlett, S. Windsor, S.P. Jiang, J. Zhang, V.K. Peterson, Proton dynamics in phosphotungstic acid impregnated mesoporous silica proton exchange membrane materials, Green Energy & Environment (2017), doi: 10.1016/ j.gee.2017.06.007.

Jessica Fordea, Alex Vakurovb, Tim D. Gibsonb, Paul Millnerb, Mícheál Whelehana, Ian W. Marisona, Ciarán Ó’Fágáina, Chemical modification and immobilisation of lipase B from Candida antarctica onto mesoporous silicates, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 66 (2010) 203–209

Tahnee J. Deninga,1, Dmitry Zemlyanovb, Lynne S. Taylora, Application of an adsorption isotherm to explain incomplete drug release from ordered mesoporous silica materials under supersaturating conditions, Journal of Controlled Release 307 (2019) 186–199

Robert J. Ahern, John P. Hanrahan, Joseph M. Tobin, Katie B. Ryan, Abina M. Crean, Comparison of fenofibrate–mesoporous silica drug-loading processes for enhanced drug delivery, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 50 (2013) 400–409

Davide Barreca, Mark P. Copley, Andrew E. Graham, Justin D. Holmes, Michael A. Morris, Roberta Seraglia, Trevor R. Spalding, Eugenio Tondello, Methanolysis of styrene oxide catalysed by a highly efficient zirconium-doped mesoporous silica, Applied Catalysis A: General, Volume 304, 10 May 2006, Pages 14-20, ISSN 0926-860X

Laura J. Waters, Talib Hussain, Gareth Parkes, John P. Hanrahan, Joseph M. Tobin, Inclusion of fenofibrate in a series of mesoporous silicas using microwave irradiation, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Volume 85, Issue 3, Part B, November 2013, Pages 936-941, ISSN 0939-6411

Robert J. Ahern, John P. Hanrahan, Joseph M. Tobin, Katie B. Ryan, Abina M. Crean, Comparison of fenofibrate–mesoporous silica drug-loading processes for enhanced drug delivery, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 50, Issues 3–4, 20 November 2013, Pages 400-409, ISSN 0928-0987

Noreldeen H. Abdallah, Miriam Schlumpberger, Darragh A. Gaffney, John P. Hanrahan, Joseph M. Tobin, Edmond Magner, Comparison of mesoporous silicate supports for the immobilisation and activity of cytochrome c and lipase, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, Volume 108, October 2014, Pages 82-88, ISSN 1381-1177