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Surfactant-Templated Mesoporous Materials: From Inorganic to Hybrid to Organic



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Poring over materials: Over the past decade, surfactant-directed self-assembly (see scheme) has led to numerous inorganic and hybrid mesoporous materials. Recently, this process was extended to organic materials: mesoporous polymers were prepared from oligomers by using Pluronic surfactants. This approach allows the design of novel and functional materials for broad applications.