Recent advances in functionalization of mesoporous silica

Vinu, Ajayan, Hossain, Kazi Zakir and Ariga, Katsuhiko (2005) Recent advances in functionalization of mesoporous silica. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 5 3: 347-371. doi:10.1166/jnn.2005.089

Author Vinu, Ajayan
Hossain, Kazi Zakir
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Title Recent advances in functionalization of mesoporous silica
Journal name Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1533-4880
Publication date 2005-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1166/jnn.2005.089
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 347
End page 371
Total pages 25
Place of publication Valencia, CA, United States
Publisher American Scientific Publishers
Language eng
Abstract Mesoporous silica with regular geometries have been recently paid much attention owing to their scientific importance and great potentials in practical applications such as catalysis, adsorption, separation, sensing, medical usage, ecology, and nanotechnology. Especially, applications often require immobilization of the related functional groups in the mesopores. In order to achieve desire applications, modification of these mesoporous silica are indispensable. In this review, recent progresses of functionalization of mesoporous silica are comprehensively summarized. In the first parts, advances in three major methods, grafting (post-synthetic modification), co-condensation (direct synthesis), and techniques related with periodic mesoporous organosilicates, are explained. In the latter parts, new concepts for functionalization of mesoporous silica including functional template method and lizard template method are introduced. Most of the examples described here have been published in a new millennium.
Keyword Mesoporous silica
Periodic mesoporous organosilicate
Functional template
Lizard template
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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