Rapid Functionalization of Mesoporous Materials: Directly Dispersing Metal Oxides into As-Prepared SBA-15 Occluded with Template


  • This work was supported by NSF of China (20273031 and 20373024), Ningbo Cigarette Factory, and Analysis Center of Nanjing University. We thank C. F. Zhou for help with drawing the schematic diagram.


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Guest–host composites with improved dispersion of guest species can be fabricated using a new method that exploits the confined space between the silica walls and templated aggregates in as-prepared mesoporous materials. This produces mesoporous functional composites with high oxide dispersions with potential applications such as supported catalysts or solid-polymer electrolytes.