Pores by pillaring: Not always a maze

Michael Tsapatsis, Sudeep Maheshwari

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(Figure Presented) Pillaring with perfection: The construction of molecular pillars in layered materials (see scheme) while preserving the three-dimensional crystallinity enables the creation of porous structures with a narrow pore-size distribution. This method opens up a route to prepare composite materials with unusual combinations of properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4262-4263
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
StatePublished - May 26 2008


  • Layered compounds
  • Microporous materials
  • Molecular pillars
  • Silicates


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