Organic supramolecular architectures and their sol-gel transcription to silica nanotubes

Jong Hwa Jung, Seiji Shinkai, Toshimi Shimizu

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The design of artificial models of "biomineralization" processes that utilize sol-gel polymerization has led to a merging of inorganic materials research and supramolecular organic chemistry. This article introduces self-assembled superstructures of sugar-integrated and crown-appended cholesterol gelators, which are used as versatile building blocks in organogels and as templates for sol-gel transcription. This article focuses on the use of self-assembled organic superstructures in the creation of novel inorganic materials with controlled morphologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-224
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Record
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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