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Organosilica the conciliator

Acidic and basic molecules are antagonistic, and keeping them in their place is no easy job — unless, it seems, one unites them under the tutelage of ordered, nanoporous materials known as organosilicas.

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Figure 1: Silica channels and cages.
Figure 2: Acidic framework, basic surface.


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Jaroniec, M. Organosilica the conciliator. Nature 442, 638–640 (2006).

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