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Biologically Derived Supramolecular Materials

Nanotechnology

  1. Steven J. Langford1,
  2. Melissa J. Latter2,
  3. Bradley E. Wilman1,
  4. Sheshanath V. Bhosale1

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc187

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Langford, S. J., Latter, M. J., Wilman, B. E. and Bhosale, S. V. 2012. Biologically Derived Supramolecular Materials. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monash University, Clayton, Australia

  2. 2

    The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

Inspired by nature and its ability to form well-defined architectures on the nanoscale, this chapter investigates not only examples of hybrid nanostructured materials that utilize the building blocks of nature, such as DNA, biopolymers, and bilayers, but also of biomimicry.

Keywords:

  • molecular recognition;
  • DNA;
  • metallo-DNA;
  • self-assembly;
  • photosynthesis;
  • gelators;
  • biopolymers;
  • nanorods;
  • yoctowells