Functional-template directed self-assembly (FTDSA) of mesostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials

  • LeLe Li
  • LingDong Sun
  • YaWen Zhang
  • ChunHua YanEmail author


Since the discovery of a surfactant directed self-assembly approach for the fabrication of mesoporous silica in 1992, increasing attention has been focused on the design and synthesis of mesostructured functional materials. Organic functionalization is becoming a major topic in this research field, since highly ordered mesostructured organic-inorganic hybrids offer novel functionalities and enhanced performance over their individual components. We begin with a brief overview of the three fundamental methods (post-synthetic grafting technique, co-condensation method, and preparation of periodic mesoporous organosilicas) for the preparation of organically functionalized mesostructured silica, and focus on one of the most promising approaches, which herein was named as functional-template directed self-assembly (FTDSA) approach, and in the eyes of the authors it has a special position in the preparation of this class of hybrid materials. A comprehensive overview of the state of research in the area of FTDSA and its potential applications will be given.


mesoporous materials self-assembly organic-inorganic hybrids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • LeLe Li
    • 1
  • LingDong Sun
    • 1
  • YaWen Zhang
    • 1
  • ChunHua Yan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications & PKU-HKU Joint Lab in Rare Earth Materials and Bioinorganic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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