Synthesis of monodisperse organosilica nanoparticles with hollow interiors and porous shells using silica nanospheres as templates

Natsume Koike, Takaaki Ikuno, Tatsuya Okubo, Atsushi Shimojima

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A versatile method for the formation of monodisperse, bridged silsesquioxane nanoparticles with hollow interiors and porous shells has been developed using silica nanospheres as templates. Tunable size and shell thickness, as well as high surface areas and large pore volumes of the hollow particles, allow for practical application of these nanoparticles in many fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4998-5000
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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