Formation of silica-organic hybrid nanoparticles by cross-linking of ultra-small silica nanoparticles

Shigeru Sakamoto, Koki Fujino, Atsushi Shimojima, Kazuyuki Kuroda

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Citation (Scopus)


    A new type of silicaorganic hybrid nanoparticle (HNPs) ~30nm in size, consisting of vinylsilylated silica nanoparticles (SNPs) of size ~2nm and 1,6-hexanedithiol as the organic linker, were prepared by their interconnection via the thiolene reaction. The particle size of the HNPs varied depending on the concentration of the linker. Additionally, they could be dispersed in organic solvents and further successful chemical modification of the internal surfaces of HNPs indicated the accessibility of guest species into the internal nanospaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1018-1021
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1



    • Silica nanoparticle
    • Silica-organic hybrid
    • Surface modification

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)

    Cite this