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Biomimetic and bioinspired silica : recent developments and applications

Patwardhan, Siddharth (2011) Biomimetic and bioinspired silica : recent developments and applications. Chemical Communications (London), 47 (27). pp. 7567-7582. ISSN 0009-241X

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    In a previous review of biological and bioinspired silica formation (S. V. Patwardhan et al., Chem. Commun., 2005, 1113 [ref. 1]), we have identified and discussed the roles that organic molecules (additives) play in silica formation in vitro. Tremendous progress has been made in this field since and this review attempts to capture, with selected examples from the literature, the key advances in synthesising and controlling properties of silica-based materials using bioinspired approaches, i.e. conditions of near-neutral pH, all aqueous environments and room temperature. One important reason to investigate biosilicifying systems is to be able to develop novel materials and/or technologies suitable for a wide range of applications. Therefore, this review will also focus on applications arising from research on biological and bioinspired silica. A range of applications such as in the areas of sensors, coatings, hybrid materials, catalysis and biocatalysis and drug delivery have started appearing. Furthermore, scale-up of this technology suitable for large-scale manufacturing has proven the potential of biologically inspired synthesis.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 31473
    Keywords: bioinspired silica , biomimetic silica, Chemistry, Chemistry(all)
    Subjects: Science > Chemistry
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Chemical and Process Engineering
    Technology and Innovation Centre > Bionanotechnology
    Technology and Innovation Centre > Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC)
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 16:29
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:22

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