In situ synthesis and photoresponsive rupture of organosilica nanocapsules

Koichiro Hayashi, Michihiro Nakamura, Kazunori Ishimura

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1518-1520
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 7 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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