Chapter in Colloids and Colloid Assemblies:
Synthesis, Modification, Organization and Utilization of Colloid Particles, ed. by F. Caruso, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim: Germany, 2004, 465-493.
Ordered Macroporous Materials
Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
chapter reviews the research efforts that have been reported for the synthesis
and applications of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous materials prepared
by colloidal crystal templating methods. Numerous variations of this general
templating approach have been used to prepare macroporous materials with
compositions including metal oxides, metals, semiconductors, polymers, and many
more. A unique combination of chemical and optical properties gives
macroporous materials potential applications in diverse areas including
catalysis, adsorption, sensing, battery materials, and photonic crystals.