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Biomimetic chitosan-mediated synthesis in heterogeneous phase of bulk and mesoporous silica nanoparticles.

Research paper by Victoria V Puchol, Jamal J El Haskouri, Julio J Latorre, Carmen C Guillem, Aurelio A Beltrán, Daniel D Beltrán, Pedro P Amorós

Indexed on: 18 Jun '09Published on: 18 Jun '09Published in: Chemical Communications



Abstract

Both bulk and mesoporous silica nanoparticles can be obtained in the form of granular aggregates using chitosan flakes as additive under very soft biomimetic reaction conditions.