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I have seen KIT-6 used in literature as a catalyst support, but cannot find the chemical formula for it.

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According to original paper (1), KIT-6 is a highly ordered cubic $Ia3d$ silica ($\ce{SiO2}$) templated by Pluronic P123 ($\ce{[EO20PO70EO20]}$) block-copolymer surfactant. As a source of $\ce{Si}$, tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) or sodium silicate are primarily used.

(1) Kleitz, F.; Choi, S. H.; Ryoo, R.; Chem. Commun. 2003, 0 (17), 2136–2137. DOI: 10.1039/B306504A

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KIT-6 is a mesoporous silica, the chemical formula is the same for all silica which is $\ce{(SiO2)_n}$. The tridimensional structure though is usually represented as

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According to this data sheet (LINK) is SiO2.

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