This review focuses on recent developments in the preparation, properties and catalytic applications of chemically modified mesoporous silicas. Over the last few years, this group of materials has been the subject of intense activity in the materials community, and many applications have been found for these fascinating materials. This non-exhaustive review aims to highlight the key features of the materials, which are relevant and important to catalysis, and illustrates their utility with a series of recent examples.
- ORGANICALLY MODIFIED SILICATES
- SULFONIC-ACID FUNCTIONALIZATION
- IMMOBILIZED ALUMINUM-CHLORIDE
- CO-CONDENSATION ROUTE
- ENZYME IMMOBILIZATION
- ENHANCED SELECTIVITY
- SUPPORTED REAGENTS