Nanoparticle-loaded aerogels and layered aerogels cast from sol-gel mixtures

Jiwon Kim, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Johannes Pollanen, Stoyan Smoukov, William P. Halperin, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Metal nanoparticles (Au, Ag, or Pd) functionalized with hydroxy-terminated alkane thiols can be dispersed in sol-gel mixtures to give alcogels and, after supercritical drying, aerogels containing up to 90 wt% of nanoparticles. Layered or patterned nanoparticle/aerogel monoliths can be prepared by sequential casting or molding of the sol-gels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2568-2572
Number of pages5
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sept 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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