Possible Roles of the Spatial Distribution of Organic Guest Species in Mesoporous Silicas to Control the Properties of the Hybrids

Makoto Ogawa, Kanji Saito, Minoru Sohmiya

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    Mesoporous silicas are promising materials for the construction of host-guest hybrids by the accommodation of functional unit/guest species into the mesopore, and moreover, by hierarchical assembly with controlled location, density, and orientation. Precisely designed structures open up the versatile functions of mesoporous silicas and their host-guest systems. In this microreview, the spatial distribution (location, density, and orientation) of the organic functional units/guest species in mesoporous silicas (mainly one-dimensional cylindrical) is discussed to highlight the present status of the host-guest chemistry of mesoporous silicas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1126-1136
    Number of pages11
    JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015



    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Host-guest systems
    • Mesoporous materials
    • Nanostructures
    • Surface chemistry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Inorganic Chemistry

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