Surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles with an inorganic template.

Abstract

A surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles is reported in which boron acts as the templating agent. Using such a simple and mild procedure as a treatment with water, the boron-rich phase is selectively removed, affording mesoporous pure silica nanoparticles with wormhole-like pores or, depending on the synthetic conditions, silica nanoshells.

DOI: 10.1039/b917561j

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@article{Ba2009SurfactantfreeSO, title={Surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles with an inorganic template.}, author={Luca Ba{\`u} and Barbora B{\'a}rtov{\'a} and Maria Arduini and Fabrizio Mancin}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2009}, volume={48}, pages={7584-6} }