A biomimetic approach for hierarchically structured inorganic crystals through self-organization

Hiroaki Imai, Yuya Oaki, Akiko Kotachi

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Abstract

Here, we describe a biomimetic pathway for the synthesis of hierarchically structured inorganic crystals. In artificial systems mimicking biomineralization, versatile morphogenesis was achieved with the construction of bridged nanocrystals through self-organization by controlling growth with polymeric molecules such as a gel matrix and soluble anionic polymers. The self-organized formation of bridged crystals in hierarchical architectures is a possible new paradigm for advanced materials processing which could afford new inorganic-organic nanocomposites for use as novel functional materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1834-1851
Number of pages18
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Volume79
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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