Graham E. Tilburey
Nottingham Trent University
Organic chemistryInorganic chemistryChemistrySilicic acidSilicon
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#1Graham E. Tilburey (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 3
#2Toby J. Blundell (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)
Last. Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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We show that the azamacrocycle ‘cyclam’ (1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclodecane) in conjunction with a silicon catecholate ion generates novel hollow tetragonal tube-like crystalline materials [(C6H4O2)3Si][C10H26N4]·H2O, whose dimensions can be tuned according to the pH of the reaction medium. The synthesis approach was successful for both silicon and germanium and we hypothesise that a range of other catecholate precursors of elements such as iron could be used to generate a large array of inorganic mat...
#2Graham E. Tilburey (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 3
Last. Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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The biogeochemical silicon cycle is the focus for many researchers studying the dissolution of silicon species from quartz, amorphous, and biogenic silica. Furthermore, the precipitation of biogenic silica by diatoms, radiolarian, sponges, and plants is also a popular focus for research. The ornate silica structures created by these species has attracted interest from biomaterial scientists and biochemists who have studied mineral formation in an attempt to understand how biogenic silica is form...
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#1Konstantinos Tsioris (Tufts University)H-Index: 6
#2Graham E. Tilburey (Tufts University)H-Index: 3
Last. Fiorenzo G. Omenetto (Tufts University)H-Index: 62
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Silk protein from the silkworm Bombyx mori has excellent chemical and mechanical stability, biocompatibility, and optical properties. Additionally, when the protein is purified and reformed into materials, the biochemical functions of dopants entrained in the protein matrix are stabilized and retained. This unique combination of properties make silk a useful multifunctional material platform for the development of sensor devices. An approach to increase the functions of silk-based devices throug...
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#2David J. BeltonH-Index: 11
Last. Carole C. PerryH-Index: 46
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This book has contributions from the fourth Silicones and Silicone-Modified Materials symposium and invited chapters in the same overall subject area
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To understand the roles of hydroxyl-containing biomolecules in biosilicification, theoretical and experimental studies of silica formation utilizing biological and model organic additives have been undertaken. However, the role of hydroxyl functionalized biomolecules in silica formation is still not fully understood. To address this problem, we performed a systematic in vitro study of silica formation in the presence of two proteins rich in hydroxyl-containing amino acids (native sericin protein...
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