A direct route to active silica nanoparticles

X. Q. Chen, Y. Y. Liu, K. H. Qi, X. Zhou, John Haozhong Xin

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Monodisperse silica particles containing available active C=C bonds were directly prepared by a simple two-step sol-gel method. In the first step the hydrolysis of vinyltrimethoxysilane (VTMS) was performed under acidic conditions in an aqueous solution. In the second step the condensation of the siloxane precursors progressed under basic conditions, resulting in production of silica nanoparticles containing available active C=C bonds. The products were characterized using SEM and FTIR.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoscience and Technology
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)3908451302, 9783908451303
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
EventChina International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ChinaNANO 2005 - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 Jun 200511 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1012-0394


ConferenceChina International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ChinaNANO 2005


  • Functional
  • Nanoparticles
  • Preparation
  • Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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