β-1,3-glucan polysaccharide can act as a one-dimensional host to create novel silica nanofiber structures

Munenori Numata, Chun Li, Ah Hyun Bae, Kenji Kaneko, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

We have demonstrated that the creation of novel silica nanofibers with a uniform diameter is possible by utilizing β-1,3-glucan polysaccharide as a one-dimensional host for monoalkoxysilane; the finding establishes that β1,3-glucan can act not only as a novel one-dimensional host for metal alkoxide polycondensation but also as an interface between inorganic nanofibers and functional organic molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4655-4657
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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