Topographical Functionalization of Ordered Mesoporous Silica
Multi-functionalized MCM-41 has been successfully synthesized by site-selective manipulation of pore surface. The external surface of as-synthesized MCM-41 including surfactant template was deactivated by replacing the hydroxyl group with the highly electronegative fluorine. It allows one to fabricate the nanovessel with desired functionalities for the advanced applications such as targeted drug delivery.
Cheng-Jun Sun, Jun Ding, Manoj Gupta, Gan-Moog Chow, Lynn Kurihara and Lawrence Kabacoff
H.J. Lee et al., "Topographical Functionalization of Ordered Mesoporous Silica", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 111, pp. 139-142, 2006