Metal ion assembly in macromolecules

Masayoshi Higuchi, Akari Hayashi, Dirk G. Kurth

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Self-assembled organic-inorganic hybrid nano-materials have recently received much attention due to their novel and original functions, including new electronic, optical, magnetic, and catalytic properties. Especially, reactions in organic-metallic hybrid materials are closely related to biological reactions, such as the reactions in metal-containing protein, and the controlled metal ions assembly into organic polymers becomes very important. In the first part of this review, recent progresses in two types of organic-inorganic hybrid nano-materials (Organic compounds @ inorganic mesoporous materials and Metal ions @ organic polymer) are summarized. In the latter parts, dendrimermetal complexes, examples of nature-mimetic materials, are introduced, and their controlled metal assembly in dendrimer and their application are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1533-1551
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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