Biosilica and bioinspired silica studied by solid-state NMR

Enrico Ravera, Tommaso Martelli, Yasmin Geiger, Marco Fragai, Gil Goobes, Claudio Luchinat

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Bio-inspired materials are emerging as a powerful tool to tackle significant technological problems, from biomedical engineering to green chemistry. In this review we demonstrate the possibilities offered by solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to the characterization and the mechanistic understanding of both the inorganic and the protein components of biosilica and bioinspired silica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-122
Number of pages13
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been supported by Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze , MIUR PRIN 2012SK7ASN , EC Contracts Bio-NMR No. 261863 and pNMR No. 317127, and Instruct, part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), through its Core Centre CERM , Italy. This work was also supported by the “Piano di Internazionalizzazione di Ateneo” of the University of Florence . ER holds a FIRC triennial fellowship “Guglielmina Locatello e Gino Mazzega” (17491).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier B.V.


  • Bioinspired materials
  • Biomaterials
  • DNP
  • Sample preparation
  • Solid state NMR


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