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Self-Assembled Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Elastic Crystal via Biomimetic Mineralization

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  • Halei Zhai,

    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Wenge Jiang,

    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Jinhui Tao,

    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Siyi Lin,

    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Xiaobin Chu,

    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Xurong Xu,

    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
    2. State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Ruikang Tang

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
    2. State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China)
    • Center for Biomaterials and Biopathways, and Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 (P.R. China).
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Abstract

Organic–inorganic hybrid rhombs with regular shape and a lamellar superstructure are biomimetically fabricated by the cooperative self-assembly of bovine serum albumin (BSA), sodium bis-2-ethylhexyl sulfosuccinate (AOT), and calcium phosphate (see figure). Although crystalline calcium phosphate is the main component, the hybrid crystals are elastic and they can be flexible under external stresses.

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