Hydrogels as Porogens for Nanoporous Inorganic Materials
AbstractOrganic polymer-hydrogels are known to be capable of directing the nucleation and growth of inorganic materials, such as silica, metal oxides, apatite or metal chalcogenides. This approach can be exploited in the synthesis of materials that exhibit defined nanoporosity. When the organic polymer-based hydrogel is incorporated in the inorganic product, a composite is formed from which the organic component may be selectively removed, yielding nanopores in the inorganic product. Such porogenic impact resembles the concept of using soft or hard templates for porous materials. This micro-review provides a survey of select examples from the literature. View Full-Text
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Weinberger, C.; Kuckling, D.; Tiemann, M. Hydrogels as Porogens for Nanoporous Inorganic Materials. Gels 2018, 4, 83.
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Weinberger, Christian; Kuckling, Dirk; Tiemann, Michael. 2018. "Hydrogels as Porogens for Nanoporous Inorganic Materials." Gels 4, no. 4: 83.
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