An improved process for the surface modification of SiO2 nanoparticles

Sébastien Livi, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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A phosphonium ionic liquid is used as an activator of silanol groups to improve the surface functionalization of silica nanoparticles with fluorosilanes in supercritical CO 2. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3013
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge the support from DOE/NETL, under subcontract to ARI. This publication is based on work supported in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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