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(Bio)macromolecule mediated synthesis of silica and germania

Clarson, S J and Patwardhan, S V (2005) (Bio)macromolecule mediated synthesis of silica and germania. Abstracts of papers - American Chemical Society, 229. U920-U920. ISSN 0065-7727

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(Bio)macromolecules may facilitate the formation of a variety of synthetic minerals. Here we will describe the various roles of cationically charged (bio)macromolecules in the synthesis of silica and germania in aqueous solutions, at circumneutral pH and under ambient conditions.