Organic supramolecular architectures and their sol-gel transcription to silica nanotubes

Jong Hwa Jung, Seiji Shinkai, Toshimi Shimizu

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-224
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Record
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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