Oriented periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) film with organic functionality inside the channel walls

Ömer Dag, Chiaki Yoshina-Ishii, Tewodros Asefa, Mark J. MacLachlan, Hiltrud Grondey, Neil Coombs, Geoffrey A. Ozin

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The first examples of an oriented periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) film, containing a variety of organic groups (ethane, ethene, benzene, thiophene) inside the channel walls, are reported. The mesostructure of the PMO film appears oriented with respect to the surface of the underlying glass substrate. Liquid-crystal topological defects in the precursor gels are replicated in the resulting PMO film and are evident in polarized optical microscopy images, recorded between crossed-polarizers, which show fan-type optical birefringence texture characteristic of the mesostructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry

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