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Title Biomineralization. II, Mineralization using synthetic polymers and templates / volume editor, Kensuke Naka ; with contributions by H. Cölfen [and others]
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Topics in current chemistry, 0340-1022 ; 271
Topics in current chemistry ; 271. 0340-1022
Contents Bio-inspired Mineralization Using Hydrophilic Polymers -- Bio-inspired Crystal Growth by Synthetic Templates -- Delayed Action of Synthetic Polymers for Controlled Mineralization of Calcium Carbonate -- Inorganic-Organic Calcium Carbonate Composite of Synthetic Polymer Ligands with an Intramolecular NH···O Hydrogen Bond
Summary In nature, biological organisms produce mineralized tissues such as bone, teeth, diatoms, and shells. Biomineralization is the sophisticated process of production of these inorganic minerals by living organisms. Construction of organic-inorganichybrid materials withcontrolledmineralization analogous to those produced by nature has recently received much attention because it can aid in understanding the mechanisms of the biomineralization process and development of biomimetic materials processing. The biomineralization? processes use aqueous solutions at temperatures below 100 C and no toxic intermediates are produced in these systems. From a serious global en- ronmental problem point of view, the development of processes inspired by biomineralizationwouldoffervaluableinsightsintomaterialscienceanden- neering toreduce energy consumption and environmental impact. One ofthe most challenging scienti?c problems is to gain greater insight into the mol- ular interactions occurring at the interface between the inorganic mineral and the macromolecular organicmatrix. Modelsystems are often regarded as a straight-forward experimental approach toward biomimetic crystallization. Hierarchicalarchitecturesconsistingofsmallbuildingblocksofinorganiccr- talsareoftenfoundinbiominerals. Studiesofnanocrystalself-organizationin solutionsystems would also be helpful for understanding biomineralization. Inthesevolumes, wefocusonconstructionoforganic-inorganichybrid- terialswithcontrolledmineralizationinspiredbynaturalbiomineralization. In the?rstvolume, thereaderwill?ndcontributionsprovidingabasicscopeofthe mineralization process in aqueous solution. The?rst chapter by Marc Fricke andDirkVolkmerintroduceMolluskshellformation, crystallizationofCaCO 3 underneath monolayer via epitaxial and non-epitaxial growth. Hiroaki Imai describes hierarchically structured crystals formed through self-organization in solution systems. A wide variety of complex morphologies including fr- tals, dendrites, and self-similar structures are reviewed. Fluoratite-gelatine nanocomposites, reviewed by Rüdiger Kniep and Paul Simon, are suited to obtaining deeper insight into processes of self-organization, and can help to learn about essentials in the formation of inorganic-organic nanocomposites ofbiologicalrelevance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biomineralization.
Form Electronic book
Author Naka, Kensuke.
Cölfen, H. (Helmut)
ISBN 354046378X
Other Titles Mineralization using synthetic polymers and templates