Sol-gel polycondensation of tetraethoxysilane in a cholesterol-based organogel system results in chiral spiral silica

Jong Hwa Jung, Yoshiyuki Ono, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1862-1865
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume39
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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