A study on the comparison of porous TiO2-SiO2 mixed oxides synthesized variously via the “amine directed” method is reported. The amine capping groups were octylamine, dodecylamine, octyldecylamine, aniline, and isobutylamine. The mixed oxide is characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), infrared spectroscopy (IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller analysis (BET). While XRD, SEM and TEM provide mainly (bulk) structural information on the mixed oxide preparations, BET (N2 physisorption) probes into their surface area and texture. IR evidence suggests that intimate chemical mixing of both oxides has occurred, while BET measurements show that high surface areas are attainable and that the mixed oxide is more thermally stable than pure (control) samples of TiO2.