Bridging methylene groups are transformed into terminal methyl groups when periodic mesoporous methylenesilicas, prepared for the first time by surfactant-templated synthesis, are subjected to controlled thermal treatment at 350-600 °C. The methylene groups integrated 'inside the channel walls' transform smoothly to methyl groups suspended 'within the channel spaces' (shown schematically).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - May 15 2000|
- Materials science
- Organic-inorganic hybrid composites
- Solid-state chemistry
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