Suib & He Group Research Highlighted on Chemistry of Materials Cover
A paper entitled “Colloidal Amphiphile-Templated Growth of Highly Crystalline Mesoporous Nonsiliceous Oxides” from the Suib and He groups (Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 6173–6176) was featured on the front cover of Chemistry of Materials. They highlighted the utilization of polymer-tethered silica nanoparticles for the preparation of thermally stable and highly crystalline mesoporous transition-metal oxides with uniform large pores. The colloidal amphiphile-templating method combines advantages of soft- and hard-templating methods and allows the as-made amorphous oxides to be directly crystallized by calcination under air while retaining their ordered mesostructures.