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dc.contributor.authorGao, J.
dc.contributor.authorWu, S.
dc.contributor.authorTan, F.
dc.contributor.authorTian, H.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jian
dc.contributor.authorLu, G.
dc.identifier.citationGao, J. and Wu, S. and Tan, F. and Tian, H. and Liu, J. and Lu, G. 2018. Nanoengineering of amino - functionalized mesoporous silica nanospheres as nanoreactors. Progress in Natural Science: materials international. 28 (2): pp. 242-245.

© 2018 Selective functionalization of mesoporous silica nanospheres (MSNs) is crucial for nanoengineering of MSNs. Herein, we have combined “surface-protected etching strategy” and “cationic surfactant assisted etching strategy” to prepare functionalized MSNs with externally attached amino groups. The externally attached NH 2 groups endow the catalysts with excellent catalytic performance for nitroaldol reaction between nitromethane and benzaldehyde. In addition, those NH 2 -MSNs can also be used to support gold nanoparticles, which display very good catalytic performance for reduction of 4-nitrophenol. It can be envisioned that the synthesis protocol developed in this work could also be extended to nanoengineered MSNs, which provides opportunities for nanoreactors design.

dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.titleNanoengineering of amino - functionalized mesoporous silica nanospheres as nanoreactors
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleProgress in Natural Science: materials international
curtin.departmentWASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)
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