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Tuning the iridescence of chiral nematic cellulose nanocrystals and mesoporous silica films by substrate variation

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Abstract

We have discovered that the self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) into chiral nematic phases varies significantly with the substrate and evaporation rate. These variables allow the reflectance peak of iridescent chiral nematic films of CNCs and mesoporous silica templated from CNCs to be tuned over a wide range of wavelengths.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the iridescence of chiral nematic cellulose nanocrystals and mesoporous silica films by substrate variation

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Submitted
25 Sep 2013
Accepted
17 Oct 2013
First published
24 Oct 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 11296-11298
Article type
Communication

Tuning the iridescence of chiral nematic cellulose nanocrystals and mesoporous silica films by substrate variation

T. Nguyen, W. Y. Hamad and M. J. MacLachlan, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 11296
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47337F

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