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A general method for the synthesis of nanostructured large-surface-area materials through the self-assembly of functionalized nanoparticles

Chane-Ching, Jean-Yves and Cobo, Frederic and Aubert, Daniel and Harvey, Howard G. and Airiau, Marc and Corma, Avelino A general method for the synthesis of nanostructured large-surface-area materials through the self-assembly of functionalized nanoparticles. (2005) Chemistry - A European Journal, 11 (3). 979-987. ISSN 0947-6539

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.200400535


A general synthetic method for the preparation of nanostructured materials with large surface area was developed by using nanoparticle building blocks. The preparation route involves the self-assembly of functionalized nanoparticles in a liquid-crystal phase. These nanoparticles are functionalized by using difunctional amino acid species to provide suitable interactions with the template. Optimum interactions for self-assembly of the nanoparticles in the liquid-crystal phase were achieved with one -NH2 group anchored to the nanoparticle surface per 25 Å2. To maximize the surface area of these materials, the wall thicknesses are adjusted so that they are composed of a monolayer of nanoparticles. To form such materials, numerous parameters have to be controlled such as the relative volume fraction of the nanoparticles and the template and size matching between the hydrophilic component of the copolymer and nanoparticles. The surface functionalization renders our synthetic route independent of the nanoparticles and allows us to prepare a variety of nanostructured composite materials that consist of a juxtaposition of different discrete oxide nanoparticles. Examples of such materials include CeO2, ZrO2, and CeO2–Al(OH)3 composites.

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Additional Information:Thanks to John Wiley & Sons editor. The definitive version is available at http://eu.wiley.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemistry - A European Journal website : http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/109866381/issue?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC (SPAIN)
Other partners > Rhodia (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
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Deposited By: Nihad Lahdifi
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 10:45

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