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AM Md Jani, IM Kempson, D Losic, NH Voelcker, Dress in layers: Layering surface functionalities in nanoporous aluminium oxide membranes. Angewandte Chemie – Int Ed, 49(43)7933–7937, 2010.
Enhanced control over the surface properties of porous materials is of great interest owing to applications as diverse as the detection of chemical and biological species, molecular separation, drug delivery, and catalysis.[1–3] Recent research has made inroads into this issue, devising experimental
strategies towards surface manipulation in porous materials.[4–7] However, the increasingly stringent device requirements for advanced applications, such as energy storage, controlled release, biochemical gates, nanoreactors, sorption, and high-performance molecular transport and separation, demand the development of multiphasic, responsive, and multifunctional materials.
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