This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the special funding support from the Centurial Program of CAS. We also thank the Max Planck Society for funding. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.
Polymer-Mediated Mineralization and Self-Similar Mesoscale-Organized Calcium Carbonate with Unusual Superstructures†
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 7, pages 1333–1338, April 4, 2008
How to Cite
Xu, A.-W., Antonietti, M., Yu, S.-H. and Cölfen, H. (2008), Polymer-Mediated Mineralization and Self-Similar Mesoscale-Organized Calcium Carbonate with Unusual Superstructures. Adv. Mater., 20: 1333–1338. doi: 10.1002/adma.200701723
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 4 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 2007
- Centurial Program of CAS
- Calcium carbonate;
- Crystal growth
The growth of calcium carbonate (calcite) mesocrystals with self similar unique hierarchical superstructures is successfully realized by polymer-controlled crystallization. A mechanism involving the self-organization of smaller inorganic building blocks during the crystallization of calcium carbonate is proposed.