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Incorporation of chemical functionalities in the framework of mesoporous silica

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Abstract

Mesoporous silica, which shows well-defined pore systems, tunable pore diameters (2–30 nm), narrow pore size distributions and high surface areas (>600 m2 g−1), is frequently modified using different methodologies (including in situ and post-synthetic strategies) to introduce various chemical functionalities useful in applications like catalysis, separation, drug delivery, and sensing. This contribution aims to provide a critical overview of the various strategies to incorporate chemical functionalities in mesoporous silica highlighting the advantages of the in situ methods based on the bottom-up construction of mesoporous silica containing various chemical functionalities in its structure.

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Submitted
21 Feb 2011
Accepted
21 Apr 2011
First published
18 May 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 9024-9035
Article type
Feature Article

Incorporation of chemical functionalities in the framework of mesoporous silica

N. Linares, E. Serrano, M. Rico, A. Mariana Balu, E. Losada, R. Luque and J. García-Martínez, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9024
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11016K

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