A right-handed helical motif is shown by the spiral silica shown in the picture. It is formed by sol-gel polycondensation of tetraethoxysilane in the gel phase supported by an azacrown-appended cholesterol gelator. This is rare example of 'chirality' being created in the inorganic material by the template method.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - May 15 2000|
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