Silica-Based Materials for Advanced Chemical Applications

Cover of Silica-Based MaterialsBook by Mario Pagliaro
RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-84755-898-5
Extent: 208 pages
Format: Hardback and eBook

The review of Benedicte Lebeau in Angewandte Chemie International Edition
"The first chapter is a fine review in its own right and it is inspiring to read..."

The review of Stephen Clarson in Silicon:
"As a University educator, I can see this book being useful as reading material" "...there are many nuggets of information that are useful both to the silicon scientist and also to the materials chemist and even to the entrepreneur."

The book addresses one of the hottest topic in chemistry, namely functionalized silica gels. Originally mainly used in chromatography, specialized silica gels have evolved into crucially important functional nanomaterials suitable for application to chemical synthesis, analysis, purification, surface protection, drug release and many other advanced applications.

Readers will benefit from the use of a clear, coincise style resulting in a consistent treatment of the topic, in which the physical and chemical properties of silica gels are shown to originate the numerous applications.

The book demonstrates how chemists synthesize, from the bottom-up, tailor-made (nano)materials of immense practical importance spanning the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, biology and medicine.

An updated outlook on new commercial products, and the companies which make them, greatly adds relevance and practical value to the text.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Functionalized Silicas: The Principles
  3. Controlled Release
  4. Purification and Synthesis
  5. Coatings
  6. Catalysis
  7. Sensing
  8. Hybrid Silica-Based Composites
  9. Strategic Aspects of Sol-Gel Functional Silicas
  10. Index

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