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Mesoporous carbon/silica nanocomposites have been synthesized by carbonization of an ordered mesostructured phenylene/silica hybrid with both meso- and molecular-scale ordering.
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The assembly of silicate and surfactant confined within cylindrical alumina pore channels results in circular hexagonal, concentric lamellar and other unique mesostructures.
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Conjugated polydiacetylene (PDA)/silica nanocomposites with tunable mesostructures and reversible thermochromatism were synthesized through self-directed assembly of diacetylenic silanes.
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An SEM image of the PS/EP/silica (where the EP was crosslinked slowly) microspheres after the cores have been removed.
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Hollow latex cages (HLCs) are used as templates to fabricate composite hollow spheres with complex structures.
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Controlled sulfonation of polystyrene hollow spheres gives hydrophilic layers with sulfonic acid groups that allow the formation of a wide variety of functional composites.