D. F. S. acknowledges financial support from the Robert A. Welch foundation (A-1638), the Microscopy and Imaging Center at Texas A& M for access to the FE-SEM and TEM, J. M. Scholtz for access to the CD instrument, and the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M for access to the NMR and X-Ray diffraction facilities. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.
Biomimetic Silica Formation: Effect of Block Copolypeptide Chemistry and Solution Conditions on Silica Nanostructure†
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 19, pages 2951–2956, October, 2007
How to Cite
Jan, J.-S. and Shantz, D. F. (2007), Biomimetic Silica Formation: Effect of Block Copolypeptide Chemistry and Solution Conditions on Silica Nanostructure. Adv. Mater., 19: 2951–2956. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602813
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 29 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 12 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Received: 8 DEC 2006
- Robert A. Welch foundation. Grant Number: A-1638
Biomimetic syntheses of silicas using block copolypeptides containing a hydrophilic lysine block are reported. Porous silica platelets or spheres can be made using block copolypeptides as templates. The results show that biomimetic synthesis under benign conditions may be a potential route for assembling nanostructured materials.