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Cage-type siloxanes have attracted increasing attention as building blocks for silica-based nanomaterials as their corners can be modified with various functional groups. Cubic octasiloxanes incorporating both Si-H and Si-OtBu groups [(tBuO)n H8-n Si8 O12 ; n=1, 2 or 7] have been synthesized by the reaction of octa(hydridosilsesquioxane) (H8 Si8 O12 ) and… (More)
Kaolinite nanoscrolls, rolled kaolinite sheets with a tubular form, were prepared by a one-step route in which intercalation of guest species and swelling with solvent proceed at the same time. A methoxy-modified kaolinite was exfoliated by the intercalation of hexadecyltrimethylammonium chloride. The formation of nanoscrolls by the one-step route proceeded… (More)
Mesoporous Pt-Au binary alloys were electrochemically synthesized from lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs) containing corresponding metal species. Two-dimensional exagonally ordered LLC templates were prepared on conductive substrates from diluted surfactant solutions including water, a nonionic surfactant, ethanol, and metal species by drop-coating.… (More)
We review recent developments in the preparation of mesoporous metals and related metal-based nanomaterials. Among the many types of mesoporous materials, mesoporous metals hold promise for a wide range of potential applications, such as in electronic devices, magnetic recording media, and metal catalysts, owing to their metallic frameworks. Mesoporous… (More)
Unique low-dimensional SiO(2)-based nanomaterials can be encapsulated and synthesized inside the nanometer-scale one-dimensional internal spaces of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). In this study, various single-walled CNTs (SWNTs) and double-walled CNTs (DWNTs) having different diameters are used as containers for cubic octameric H(8)Si(8)O(12) molecules.… (More)
A stacked donut-like mesospace is successfully introduced into Pt fibers by assembling Pt nanoparticles with uniform particle size, by utilizing the guided deposition of Pt nanoparticles in preferentially oriented liquid crystals. We clearly demonstrate that the collaboration of both LLC templating by electrochemical processes and hard templating utilizing… (More)
Exfoliated K4Nb6O17 bilayer nanosheets in extraordinarily large size (ca. 100 microns) were prepared by the direct reaction of K4Nb6O17.3H2O crystals with an aqueous solution of propylamine; the size was extremely larger than that of exfoliated nanosheets (several microns) reported previously.
Pt nanotubes with mesoporous walls have been successfully prepared for the first time by the combination of hard templates (porous anodic alumina membranes, PAAM) and soft templates (lyotropic liquid crystals, LLC).
Core-shell particles were prepared by the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of imogolite (IMO) nanotubes and poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) on polystyrene particles (diameter: 800 nm) coated preliminarily with poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA). PSS and imogolite were alternately adsorbed on the particles to form core-shell particles with one… (More)
Particle size control of colloidal mesoporous silica nanoparticles (CMPS) in a very wide range is quite significant for the design of CMPS toward various applications, such as catalysis and drug delivery. Various types of CMPS and their precursors (colloidal mesostructured silica nanoparticles (CMSS)) with different particle sizes (ca. 20-700 nm) were newly… (More)