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Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas

  1. Baodian Yao,
  2. Dongyuan Zhao

Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia390

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Yao, B. and Zhao, D. 2009. Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2009


Periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs) represent a promising new class of organic–inorganic nanocomposite materials in which the organic and inorganic moieties are covalently linked and homogeneously distributed at molecular level. This review retrospected the discovery and development of PMOs in terms of rational synthesis based on the concept of supramolecular self-assembly. The main focus is on precursors and crystal-like PMOs. We also highlight the recent achievements regarding compositions and mesostructures, morphologies, and applications in the field. Furthermore, we present an outlook about the promising future perspectives of PMOs that result from the latest developments.


  • mesoporous organosilica;
  • self-assembly synthesis;
  • nanowires;
  • molecular sieve;
  • synergetic effect;
  • bridged silsesquioxane;
  • crystal-like;
  • organic functionalization;
  • template synthesis