A Single-Step Synthesis of Electroactive Mesoporous ProDOT-Silica Structures

Jeonghun Kim, Byeonggwan Kim, Chokkalingam Anand, Ajayan Mano, Javaid S.M. Zaidi, Katsuhiko Ariga, Jungmok You, Ajayan Vinu, Eunkyoung Kim

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The single-step preparation of highly ordered mesoporous silica hybrid nanocomposites with conjugated polymers was explored using a novel cationic 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene (ProDOT) surfactant (PrS). The method does not require higherature calcination or a washing procedure. The combination of self-assembly of the silica surfactant and insitu polymerization of the ProDOT tail is responsible for creation of the mesoporosity with ultralarge pores, large pore volume, and electroactivity. As this novel material exhibits excellent textural parameters together with electrical conductivity, we believe that this could find potential applications in various fields. This novel concept of creating mesoporosity without a calcination process is a significant breakthrough in the field of mesoporous materials and the method can be further generalized as a rational preparation of various mesoporous hybrid materials having different structures and pore diameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8407-8410
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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