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Instant Preparation of Self-Assembled Metal-Complexed Lipid Nanotubes That Act as Templates to Produce Metal-Oxide Nanotubes†
Article first published online: 12 JAN 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 242–246, January, 2007
How to Cite
Kogiso, M., Zhou, Y. and Shimizu, T. (2007), Instant Preparation of Self-Assembled Metal-Complexed Lipid Nanotubes That Act as Templates to Produce Metal-Oxide Nanotubes. Adv. Mater., 19: 242–246. doi: 10.1002/adma.200601117
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 12 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 1 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Received: 23 MAY 2006
- Metal complexation;
- Nanotubes, metal-oxide;
- Self assembly;
- Template-assisted synthesis
Self-assembly of metal-complexed lipid nanotubes results from the simple mixing of two aqueous solutions containing a metal cation and an oligoglycine-based lipid under mild conditions. Mn2+, Fe3+, and Cu2+ in octahedral coordinations tend to form tubular structures with the lipids examined. Calcination using the Cu2+- or Mn2+-complexed lipid nanotubes as templates gives copper or manganese oxide nanotubes in a single step; a schematic illustration of a metal-complexed lipid nanotube is shown in the figure.