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Nanosegregated Amorphous Composites of Calcium Carbonate and an Organic Polymer

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  • Yuya Oaki,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Satoshi Kajiyama,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Tatsuya Nishimura,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Hiroaki Imai,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry Faculty of Science and Technology Keio University Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan)
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  • Takashi Kato

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan).
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  • This study was partially supported by Grant-in-Aid contributions from the Global COE Program for Chemistry Innovation (T.K.), Exploratory Research (17655048) (T.K.), JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (19-8820) (Y.O.), and Encouragement of Young Scientists B (19750106) (T.N.) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

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Transparent and stable composites of calcium carbonate and an acidic macromolecule are obtained at mild conditions. The nanosegregated structure is formed in the amorphous composite materials in the bulk and thin-film states. The transparent, stable, and crack-free thin films might be beneficial for coating of materials.

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