Infiltration of silica inside fibrillar collagen

Li Na Niu, Kai Jiao, Yi Pin Qi, Cynthia K.Y. Yiu, Heonjune Ryou, Dwayne D. Arola, Ji Hua Chen, Lorenzo Breschi, David H. Pashley, Franklin R. Tay

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Abstract

A biosilicification approach based on infiltration of fluidic choline-stabilized silicic acid precursors into polyallylamine-enriched collagen fibrils is presented. The latter serve as template and catalyst for intrafibrillar polymerization of the silica precursors to reproduce the cross-banding and microfibrillar architecture of collagen fibrils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11688-11691
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume50
Issue number49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2 2011

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Keywords

  • biomimetic synthesis
  • collagen
  • nanostructures
  • silicification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Niu, L. N., Jiao, K., Qi, Y. P., Yiu, C. K. Y., Ryou, H., Arola, D. D., ... Tay, F. R. (2011). Infiltration of silica inside fibrillar collagen. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 50(49), 11688-11691. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201105114