Surface-modified mesoporous silica with ferrocene derivatives and its ultrasound-triggered functionality

Eun Jung Kwon, Tai Gyu Lee

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Novel ferrocene derivatives designed as gatekeepers were successfully composed on the pore outlet of amino-functionalized mesoporous silica by post-synthesis grafting where the peptide bond of the amine group (-NH2) of mesoporous silica was linked with the carboxylic acid group (-COOH) of both ends of the ferrocene derivatives. The materials of the amine-functionalized mesoporous silica (NH2-MS) and ferrocene-functionalized mesoporous silica (Fc-CONH-MS) were characterized using X-ray diffractions (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR), N2 sorption isotherms, solid-state NMR spectra, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and UV-vis absorption spectra. The ferrocene attached to the mesoporous silica pore outlet was cleavaged by ultrasound irradiation, which opened the closed-pore outlets, suggesting a possible application for controlled release drug carrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4732-4737
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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