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

Organic Silicon Compounds (2001)

  1. Daniel E. Morse

Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0248

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

How to Cite

Morse, D. E. 2009. Biotechnology Reveals New Routes to Synthesis and Structural Control of Silica and Polysilsesquioxanes. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. .

Author Information

  1. University of California, Marine Biotechnology Center and Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Overview of Silica Synthesis in the Experimental Systems
  • 3
    Silicon Transport
  • 4
    Search for Intracellular Silicon Carriers or Conjugates
  • 5
    Control of Polycondensation
  • 6
    Conclusions
  • 7
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • silica synthesis in experimental systems;
  • silicon transport;
  • search for intracellular silicon carriers or conjugates;
  • biotechnology and new routes to synthesis and structural control;
  • polycondensation control;
  • polycationic peptides and accelerating silicic acid condensation;
  • self-assembling diblock copolypeptides;
  • silicateins in sponges and silaffins in diatoms - silica formation controlling molecular mechanisms