Surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles with an inorganic template

A surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles is reported in which boron acts as the templating agent. Using such a simple and mild procedure as a treatment with water, the boron-rich phase is selectively removed, affording mesoporous pure silica nanoparticles with wormhole-like pores or, depending on the synthetic conditions, silica nanoshells.


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Chemical Communications, 48, 7584-7586
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2009
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