Supramolecular materials from inorganic building blocks

Ariga, Katsuhiko, Ji, Qingmin, Hill, Jonathan P. and Vinu, Ajayan (2010) Supramolecular materials from inorganic building blocks. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 20 1: 1-9. doi:10.1007/s10904-009-9324-2


Author Ariga, Katsuhiko
Ji, Qingmin
Hill, Jonathan P.
Vinu, Ajayan
Title Supramolecular materials from inorganic building blocks
Journal name Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1574-1443
1574-1451
Publication date 2010-03-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s10904-009-9324-2
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 20
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Inorganic materials of nanometric dimensions and controllable morphologies are now widely available permitting their use as building blocks in supramolecular structures. Incorporation of inorganic blocks into hybrid structures can yield unique materials that have no naturally occurring or organic synthetic analogues. In this short review, we describe the construction and functions of supramolecular materials prepared using inorganic building blocks, with emphasis on material-like components. Examples described in this review are categorized as (i) inorganic structures within organic assemblies (silica-supported Langmuir monolayers, organic–inorganic lipid bilayer vesicles etc.), (ii) organic components in inorganic nanospaces (mesoporous materials including biocomponents such as peptides and proteins), (iii) organic/inorganic nanohybrid blends (nanorod-liquid crystal blends and surfactant-guided gold nanostructures), and (iv) hierarchic structures (layer-by-layer assemblies of mesoporlous carbons and capsules).
Keyword Supermolecules
Hybrids
Mesoporous materials
Layer-by-layer assembly
Langmuir film
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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