Nanoparticle-loaded aerogels and layered aerogels cast from sol-gel mixtures

Jiwon Kim, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Johannes Pollanen, Stoyan Smoukov, William P Halperin, Bartosz A. Grzybowski*

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Metal nanoparticles (Au, Ag, or Pd) functionalized with hydroxy-terminated alkane thiols can be dispersed in sol-gel mixtures to give alcogels and, after supercritical drying, aerogels containing up to 90 wt% of nanoparticles. Layered or patterned nanoparticle/aerogel monoliths can be prepared by sequential casting or molding of the sol-gels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2568-2572
Number of pages5
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 19 2011


  • aerogels
  • catalysis
  • composite materials
  • nanoparticles
  • self-assembled monolayers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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