Putrescine homologues control silica morphogenesis by electrostatic interactions and the hydrophobic effect

D Belton, S V Patwardhan, C C Perry

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Abstract

A systematic model study on the role(s) of putrescine homologues on silicification is presented and it is proposed that electrostatic forces between additive and silicic acid, and the hydrophobic behaviour of the additives are both important in silicification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3475-3477
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • acid polymerization
  • amino acids
  • silicification
  • polyamines

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