We thank J. J. DeYoreo, E. DiMasi, and C. Orme for constructive discussions.
Template-Dependent Morphogenesis of Oriented Calcite Crystals in the Presence of Magnesium Ions†
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2005
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 16, pages 2386–2390, April 15, 2005
How to Cite
Han, Y.-J., Wysocki, L. M., Thanawala, M. S., Siegrist, T. and Aizenberg, J. (2005), Template-Dependent Morphogenesis of Oriented Calcite Crystals in the Presence of Magnesium Ions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 2386–2390. doi: 10.1002/anie.200462296
- Issue published online: 13 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Received: 13 OCT 2004
- crystal growth;
- magnesium calcite;
- template synthesis
A potent crystallization strategy for the synthesis of homogeneous calcite crystals in a variety of morphological forms (see picture) from solutions containing Mg ions and using self-assembled monolayers as nucleation templates is reported. The approach is based on a new phenomenon – template-dependant crystal morphogensis.