A Novel Route to Collagen-Silica Biohybrids


A novel synthetic pathway to obtain collagen-silica biohybrids using a co-gelation process is described. Concentration control of the inorganic and organic precursors leads to various morphologies. Of special interest is the possibility to obtain, through collagen templating, silica fibres that are maintained after protein removal.

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Coradin, T., Giraud-Guille, MM., Helary, C. et al. A Novel Route to Collagen-Silica Biohybrids. MRS Online Proceedings Library 726, 52 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-726-Q5.2

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