A new N- and S-rich highly ordered periodic mesoporous organosilica material DMTZ-PMO bearing thiadiazole and thiol moieties inside the pore-wall of a 2D-hexagonal nanomaterial has been synthesized. DMTZ-PMO shows a very high surface area (971 m2 g-1), and can be used for efficient and fast removal of Hg2+ from polluted water with a very high Hg2+ uptake capacity of 2081 mg g-1.
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SD would like to thank the CSIR, New Delhi, for his senior research fellowship. SC wishes to thank DST, New Delhi, for a senior research fellowship. AB would like to thank DST-SERB for a research grant.
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