The left- and right-handed helical silica nanostructures were obtained with the aid of organic templates, the formation of the nanostructures might follow a co-operation self-assembly mechanism. The chirality of the organogel self-assemblies was successfully transcribed in to the silica. The helical pitch and pore size silica nanotubes sensitively depended on the optical purity of the neutral gelator in the reaction mixtures.
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This work was supported by the grant No. R0001026 from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and Busan Metropolitan City, Korea, and the grant No. C35927 from the KBSI for Dr. J. S. Jin.
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- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics