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Biomimetic synthesis of silica nanostructures with controllable morphologies and sizes through tuning interfacial interactions

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Abstract

By manipulating the interfacial interactions between the peptide templates and the silicate species derived from TEOS and APTES, a facile biomimetic method was developed for the fabrication of silica nanostructures exhibiting “string-of-beads” and fibrillar morphologies of varied sizes.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic synthesis of silica nanostructures with controllable morphologies and sizes through tuning interfacial interactions

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The article was received on 29 Jun 2012, accepted on 30 Jul 2012 and first published on 31 Jul 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34667B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 9415-9417
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    Biomimetic synthesis of silica nanostructures with controllable morphologies and sizes through tuning interfacial interactions

    S. Wang, J. Xue, X. Ge, H. Fan, H. Xu and J. R. Lu, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 9415
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34667B

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