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Synthesis of mesoporous silica nanoparticles

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Abstract

Good control of the morphology, particle size, uniformity and dispersity of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) is of increasing importance to their use in catalyst, adsorption, polymer filler, optical devices, bio-imaging, drug delivery, and biomedical applications. This review discusses different synthesis methodologies to prepare well-dispersed MSNs and hollow silica nanoparticles (HSNs) with tunable dimensions ranging from a few to hundreds of nanometers of different mesostructures. The methods include fast self-assembly, soft and hard templating, a modified Stöber method, dissolving–reconstruction and modified aerogel approaches. In practical applications, the MSNs prepared by these methods demonstrate good potential for use in high-performance catalysis, antireflection coating, transparent polymer–MSNs nanocomposites, drug-release and theranostic systems.

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The article was received on 02 Oct 2012 and first published on 12 Feb 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35405A
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 3862-3875
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    Synthesis of mesoporous silica nanoparticles

    S. Wu, C. Mou and H. Lin, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 3862
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35405A

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