Synthesis of hollow silica nanospheres with a microemulsion as the template

Yu Shen Lin, Si Han Wu, Chih Ta Tseng, Yann Hung, Chen Chang, Chung Yuan Mou

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We demonstrate a sol-gel approach, using a water-in-oil microemulsion as the template, for the synthesis of hollow and yolk/shell silica nanospheres, which can encapsulate pre-formed hydrophobic nanoparticles, and we then explore these multifunctional hollow nanospheres in cell-labeling applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3542-3544
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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