Advanced Materials

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 32

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

March 12, 2002

Flexible, swellable organosilica tubes.....

Flexible, swellable organosilica tubes are the most remarkable new mesophase generated by co-hydrolysis of tetraalkylammonium-substituted trimethoxysilanes and TEOS. The composites self-organize into lamellar layers or hexagonal tubules, whose elastic walls allow the uptake of anionic or lipophilic species. The hexagonal-tube structure is retained even upon calcination to mesoporous silica (E. Ruiz-Hitzky et al., March 18; Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 439-443).

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