Using Nature´s concepts to synthesize materials - an example of biomimetic chemistry
Kapitel i bok, 2015
Bioinspired materials science is today attracting a lot of attention. The routes that Nature uses for preparation of materials are often ingenious and the chemistry involved can be quite advanced. They can teach us synthesis strategies that can be useful for a variety of applications. In this brief account of biomimetic chemistry applied to materials the following three areas have – somewhat arbitrarily – been chosen as examples:
- Ordered mesoporous materials
- The spider thread
- The blue mussel adhesive
Together these areas illustrate a broad scope of this type of supramolecular biomimetic chemistry.