Writing on the wall with a new synthetic quill

Mark J. MacLachlan, Tewodros Asefa, Geoffrey A. Ozin

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A new class of periodic mesoporous organo-silicas (PMOs) with organic groups incorporated inside the channel walls of the material is discussed. In particular, the unique properties and chemistry exhibited by periodic mesoporous methylenesilica, an isoelectronic analogue of periodic mesoporous silica, are highlighted. Finally, some of the advances made in our group and others, as well as future directions that we envision in the field are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2507-2511
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 17 2000


  • Mesoporosity
  • Methylene
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites
  • Solid-state chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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