Biomimetic crystallization of unusual macroporous calcium carbonate spherules in the presence of phosphatidylglycerol vesicles

Liu, Xiaohua, Zhang, Lixue, Wang, Yuling, Guo, Cunlan and Wang, Erkang (2008) Biomimetic crystallization of unusual macroporous calcium carbonate spherules in the presence of phosphatidylglycerol vesicles. Crystal Growth and Design, 8 3: 759-762. doi:10.1021/cg060812s


Author Liu, Xiaohua
Zhang, Lixue
Wang, Yuling
Guo, Cunlan
Wang, Erkang
Title Biomimetic crystallization of unusual macroporous calcium carbonate spherules in the presence of phosphatidylglycerol vesicles
Journal name Crystal Growth and Design   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-7483
1528-7505
Publication date 2008-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/cg060812s
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 759
End page 762
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We report the interesting finding that crystallization of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the presence of dimyristoylphosphatidylglycerol (DMPG) vesicles by a simple gas diffusion method results in the formation of unusual microscopic CaCO3 spherules. The experimental results indicate that the as-prepared CaCO3 spherules, which have a complex macroporous structure, are predominantly vaterite. It is believed that DMPG vesicles play an important role in the process of crystallization, and the possible formation mechanism is proposed.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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