Synthesis of colloidal Janus nanoparticles by asymmetric capping of mesoporous silica with phenylsilsesquioxane

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    Colloidal mesoporous silica nanoparticles asymmetrically capped with non-porous phenylsilsesquioxane have been prepared by adding phenyltriethoxysilane to an aqueous dispersion of mesostructured silica-surfactant composite nanoparticles. The integration of colloidal stability, mesoporosity and the Janus structure is quite promising for materials design applicable in various fields, including catalysis, biomedicine and coatings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3211-3214
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 21


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Catalysis
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Metals and Alloys

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