Mesoporous silica nanoparticles: structural design and applications

TitleMesoporous silica nanoparticles: structural design and applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSlowing II, Vivero-Escoto JL, Trewyn BG, Lin VSY
Journal TitleJournal of Materials Chemistry
Date Published10/07
ISBN Number0959-9428
Accession NumberISI:000281726600003
Keywordsamino-groups, co-condensation, CORRELATION NMR-SPECTROSCOPY, drug-delivery system, guest molecules, HUMAN CANCER-CELLS, MAGNETIC-RESONANCE, molecular-sieves, responsive controlled-release, site-isolation

The structural properties of mesoporous silica nanoparticles are reviewed. Different strategies for the introduction of functional groups are considered. Based on the architectural features of the material, the functionalization at defined regions of the particles is described, along with the properties emerging from the corresponding site-specific modifications of their chemistry. Many applications derived from the unique architecture and chemistry of these nanostructured composite materials are shown.

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