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Type: Journal article
Title: Dendritic silica particles with center-radial pore channels: promising platforms for catalysis and biomedical applications
Author: Du, X.
Zhang Qiao, S.
Citation: Small, 2015; 11(4):392-413
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1613-6810
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Xin Du and Shi Zhang Qiao
Abstract: Dendritic silica micro-/nanoparticles with center-radial pore structures, a kind of newly created porous material, have attracted considerable attention owing to their unique open three-dimensional dendritic superstructures with large pore channels and highly accessible internal surface areas compared with conventional mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs). They are very promising platforms for a variety of applications in catalysis and nanomedicine. In this review, their unique structural characteristics and properties are first analyzed, then novel and interesting synthesis methods associated with the possible formation mechanisms are summarized to provide material scientists some inspiration for the preparation of this kind of dendritic particles. Subsequently, a few examples of interesting applications are presented, mainly in catalysis, biomedicine, and other important fields such as for sacrificial templates and functional coatings. The review is concluded with an outlook on the prospects and challenges in terms of their controlled synthesis and potential applications.
Keywords: dendritic; silica particles; pore channels; catalysis; biomedicine
Description: Article first published online: 3 NOV 2014
Rights: © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
RMID: 0030021429
DOI: 10.1002/smll.201401201
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