Hierarchical inorganic materials

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  • Dr. Charles T. Kresge

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    1. Strategic Research Center, Mobil Technology Company, Princeton, NJ 08543 (USA)
    • Strategic Research Center, Mobil Technology Company, Princeton, NJ 08543 (USA)
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Abstract

The synthesis of hierarchical inorganic–organic composites using biological design principles is a domain where materials chemists are usually out-smarted by Nature. The author summarizes and discusses the recent contributions made by the groups of Geoffrey Ozin in Toronto (Canada) and Stephen Mann in Bath (UK) to the generation of matter with a striking resemblance to the highly complex forms characteristic of inorganic biological structures.

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