Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with closed pores have significant potential for applications such as lowdielectric-constant materials and bio-imaging owing to their controlled accessibility. In this study, we successfully prepared MSNs with closed pores by a simple hydrothermal treatment in ethanol. The mesostructure changed from open to closed mesopores through hydrothermal treatment. This simple method enabled the preparation of closed pores with encapsulated guest species.
- Closed pores
- Hydrothermal treatment
- Mesoporous silica nanoparticles
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