Squarely Mesoporous and Functional Nanocomposites by Self-Directed Assembly of Organosilane


  • This work was supported as a Los Alamos National Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project under the United States Department of Energy.


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This work reports the first example to synthesize squarely mesoporous and functional nanocomposites by self-directed assembly of porphyrin-bridged silsesquioxane. Due to the formation of robust silica networks around conjugated porphyrin moieties, the resultant mesoporous materials exhibit excellent optoelectronic properties and good thermal stability, providing unique platforms for many applications.