Mesoporous materials: Why PMO? Towards Functionality and Utility of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas
Wendong Wang, Jennifer E. Lofgreen and Geoffrey A. Ozin
Writing on the pore wall with a synthetic quill is the idea illustrated in the cover image. This idea captures the role of creative materials chemistry in the development of a novel class of materials called periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) since its inception a decade ago. Through the fusion of organic chemistry and inorganic materials chemistry, PMO has grown to possess a variety of new and exciting compositions, properties, and functions. Through a handful of recent trendsetting case histories, the cross-disciplinary applications of PMO in chemistry and physics, materials science and engineering, biology, and medicine are demonstrated in a most powerful way. In doing so, the Review that this image features aims to inspire more collaborative and ambitious endeavors in the second decade of PMO research. For more information, please read the Review “Why PMO? Towards Functionality and Utility of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas” by G. A. Ozin and co-workers beginning on page 2634.