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Tobacco Mosaic Virus Templated Synthesis of One Dimensional Inorganic-Polymer Hybrid Fibres
Journal of Materials Chemistry
  • Jianhua Rong
  • Fiona Oberbeck
  • Xinnan Wang
  • Xiaodong Li, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Jerry Oxsher
  • Zhongwei Niu
  • Qian Wang, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Publication Date
5-14-2009
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Inorganic–polymer hybrid nanofibres were prepared by using a rod-like tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) as a template. With tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) as a precursor, long silica-coated TMVfibres were formed via a head-to-tail assembly, which showed a substantial increase of the elastic modulus. Furthermore, homogenous titania–TMV hybrid fibres could be prepared using polyaniline-coated TMV fibres as a template, which were used to form a composite film that was able to sense liquefied petroleum gases.

Citation Information
Jianhua Rong, Fiona Oberbeck, Xinnan Wang, Xiaodong Li, et al.. "Tobacco Mosaic Virus Templated Synthesis of One Dimensional Inorganic-Polymer Hybrid Fibres" Journal of Materials Chemistry Vol. 19 Iss. 18 (2009) p. 2841 - 2845
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaodong_li/134/