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Epitaxy driven interactions at the organic–inorganic interface during biomimetic growth of calcium oxalate

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Abstract

During oriented biomimetic crystallization of calcium oxalate monohydrate under floating fatty acid monolayers, the ([1 with combining macron]01) surface structure is initially compressed and epitaxial with the monolayer lattice. The surface subsequently relaxes to the bulk structure and the monolayer expands, reestablishing a lattice match. These interactions were observed in situ using synchrotron X-ray diffraction.

Graphical abstract: Epitaxy driven interactions at the organic–inorganic interface during biomimetic growth of calcium oxalate

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2009, accepted on 05 Mar 2010 and first published on 22 Mar 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B926751D
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2010,12, 2025-2028
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    Epitaxy driven interactions at the organic–inorganic interface during biomimetic growth of calcium oxalate

    A. Uysal, B. Stripe, K. Kim and P. Dutta, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 2025
    DOI: 10.1039/B926751D

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