Mesostructured silica spheres up to 500 nm in diameter are fabricated using porphyrin materials to prevent fusing and aggregation of silica nanoparticles. In contrast to previous work using surfactant template sol-gel and other surfactant template techniques, porphyrins offer the potential of greater chemical flexibility for the integration of added functionality. Potentially greater biocompatibility is possible given the presence of porphyrins in blood.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription