Hybrid and biohybrid silicate based materials: Molecular vs. block-assembling bottom-up processes

Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky*, Pilar Aranda, Margarita Darder, Makoto Ogawa

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This critical review introduces a discussion on the influence of preparative procedures (nanofabrication) of nanostructured hybrids and biohybrids, comparing their structural and textural characteristics that determine the properties of the resulting materials. Selected examples of silicate-based hybrids of analogous compositions prepared by both molecular and blocks-assembly bottom-up strategies are discussed to show advantages and inconveniences of each methodology (341 references).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-828
Number of pages28
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry

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