Work featured as the inside back cover in Chemical Communications.
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Crystallization of hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles
Hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles can be crystallized into polycrystalline α-quartz under relatively mild conditions. The infiltration of catalytic quantities of alkaline earth metals within the mesoporosity produces a confined devitrification and thus, the crystallization of nanoparticles without losing the initial 3D complex architecture.