The design of artificial models of "biomineralization" processes that utilize sol-gel polymerization has led to a merging of inorganic materials research and supramolecular organic chemistry. This article introduces self-assembled superstructures of sugar-integrated and crown-appended cholesterol gelators, which are used as versatile building blocks in organogels and as templates for sol-gel transcription. This article focuses on the use of self-assembled organic superstructures in the creation of novel inorganic materials with controlled morphologies.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry