This communication describes in situ synthesis of thiocyanato-functionalized organosilica nanocapsules by a sol–gel reaction using 3-thiocyanatopropyltriethoxysilane as a precursor. Moreover, the nanocapsules are photoresponsive and burst under light irradiation, resulting in release of the encapsulated drug or dye.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry