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Twisted bio-nanorods serve as a template for constructing chiroptically active nanoflowers

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Abstract

Using biomacromolecule-based nanorods as a chiral source is a creative way to fabricate broadband chiroptically active nanoarchitectures. Herein, right-handedly twisted cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) nanorods, serving simultaneously as a chiral template and a building block, were combined with CuO for constructing composite nanoflowers that showed broadband chiroptical activity. Through calcination, the CuO/CNC nanoflowers can transform into chiral CuO with a flower-like architecture. The established preparation technology is expected to provide various novel broadband chiroptically active nanoarchitectures originating from CNCs and metal oxides.

Graphical abstract: Twisted bio-nanorods serve as a template for constructing chiroptically active nanoflowers

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2018, accepted on 05 Jun 2018 and first published on 06 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR03124J
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article
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    Twisted bio-nanorods serve as a template for constructing chiroptically active nanoflowers

    H. Yu, H. Huang, J. Liang and J. Deng, Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8NR03124J

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