Chemistry of hybrid organic-inorganic. Access to silica materials through chemical selectivity

Research paper by Pierre M. Chevalier, Robert J. P. Corriu, Joël J. E. Moreau, Michel Wong Chiman

Indexed on: 01 Feb '97Published on: 01 Feb '97Published in: Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology


Hybrid organic-inorganic materials containing labile organic fragments with various structural features have been prepared. The mild cleavage of Si−C bonds allowed removal of the organic moities. It led to silica which pore structure varied according to the nature of the organic component eliminated.