14. Biotechnology Reveals New Routes to Synthesis and Structural Control of Silica and Polysilsesquioxanes

  1. Zvi Rappoport2 and
  2. Yitzhak Apeloig3
  1. Daniel E. Morse

Published Online: 18 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470857269.ch14

The Chemistry of Organic Silicon Compounds, Volume 3

The Chemistry of Organic Silicon Compounds, Volume 3

How to Cite

Morse, D. E. (2001) Biotechnology Reveals New Routes to Synthesis and Structural Control of Silica and Polysilsesquioxanes, in The Chemistry of Organic Silicon Compounds, Volume 3 (eds Z. Rappoport and Y. Apeloig), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470857269.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. Marine Biotechnology Center and Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA. Fax: 805-893-8062

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUL 2003
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2001

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Zvi Rappoport

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471623847

Online ISBN: 9780470857267

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Silica Synthesis in the Experimental Systems

    • Diatoms

    • Sponges

  • Silicon Transport

  • Search for Intracellular Silicon Carriers or Conjugates

  • Control of Polycondensation

    • Proteins Surrounding Diatom Biosilica

    • Polycationic Peptides Occluded in Diatom Biosilica Accelerate Silicic Acid Condensation

    • Silicateins: Structure-directing, Polycondensation-catalyzing Proteins from Sponge Biosilica

    • Catalytic, Structure-directing Peptides Confirm and Extend These Conclusions

    • Protein and Genetic Engineering for Enhanced Control of Structure

    • Possible Relationships between Mechanisms in Sponges and Diatoms

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References