Metamorphic materials: Restructuring siliceous mesoporous materials*


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    We would like to acknowledge the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Dow Chemical Company for generous financial support of this work.


Effective tailoring of pore sizes in mesoporous molecular sieves (see Figure) has been achieved by a novel method involving the restructuring of the mesopores under mild aqueous conditions. A studyis reported aimed at elucidating the underlying chemistry. It is suggested that further investigation could provide insight into natural biomineral resorption and lead to materials with enhanced biocompatibility characteristics

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