POLYMORPH SELECTION OF CALCIUM CARBONATE BY THE MORPHOLOGY OF BIOMACROMOLECULES: FROM ARAGONITE, VATERITE TO CALCITE

Xiao, J., Zhu, Y., Yuan, J., Ruan, Q., Zeng, Y., Cheng, L., Wang, L. and Xu, F. (2009) POLYMORPH SELECTION OF CALCIUM CARBONATE BY THE MORPHOLOGY OF BIOMACROMOLECULES: FROM ARAGONITE, VATERITE TO CALCITE. Modern Physics Letters B, 23 31-32: 3695-3706. doi:10.1142/S0217984909022083


Author Xiao, J.
Zhu, Y.
Yuan, J.
Ruan, Q.
Zeng, Y.
Cheng, L.
Wang, L.
Xu, F.
Title POLYMORPH SELECTION OF CALCIUM CARBONATE BY THE MORPHOLOGY OF BIOMACROMOLECULES: FROM ARAGONITE, VATERITE TO CALCITE
Journal name Modern Physics Letters B   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0217-9849
Publication date 2009-03-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1142/S0217984909022083
Volume 23
Issue 31-32
Start page 3695
End page 3706
Total pages 12
Editor Wu, F.Y.
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
091205 Functional Materials
850499 Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified
Abstract The selective polymorph synthesis of aragonite, vaterite and calcite was done by changing the conformation of chitosan molecules. Aragonite crystals in hexagonal prism-like shape were obtained in chitosan precipitates, vaterite crystals in hexagonal symmetrical plate- like shape were prepared in chitosan gel, and calcite nanoparticles were obtained in chitosan sol. The phenomenon of polymorph selection of biominerals by the morphology of biomacromolecules indicates that the studies on the relation between biominerals and biomacromelecules have general interest not only in bionics, but also in biometrics and related fields.
Keyword polymorph selection, aragonite crystals, vaterite
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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