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Recent Patents on Materials Science
ISSN (Print): 1874-4648
ISSN (Online): 1874-4656
VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1874464810902020117









Recent Patents in Hollow Micro/Nanostructures

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Author(s): Ji-Min Xie, De-Li Jiang, Min Chen, Jian-Jun Zhu, Xiao-Meng Lu and Yun-Long Wu
Pages 117-130 (14)
Abstract:
Hollow micro/nanostructures (HM/NS) have attracted increasing attention due to the unique properties and potential applications in chemistry, biotechnology, and materials science. Within these applications, control of HM/NS dimension and shape lends increasing functionality and selectivity. In this paper, zero-dimensional (0D), one-dimensional (1D) and three-dimensional (3D) organized architectures of inorganic, polymer, and inorganic polymer composite HM/NS are presented, with a particular focus on solution-based syntheses. General strategies for synthetic HM/NS are discussed including commonly used template method and template-free method, such as through the Kirkendall effect, Ostwald ripening process, oriented assembly, and sonochemical method. Herein, we mainly discussed some recent patents for template-assisted fabrication of hollow HM/NS. In addition, the applications of HM/NS are introduced.
Keywords:
Micro/nanostructure, hollow, template, template-free, chemical syntheses, application
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China.