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Gram-scale, low-cost, rapid synthesis of highly stable Mg–ACC nanoparticles and their long-term preservation

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Abstract

A simple chemistry route is reported for the gram-scale, low-cost, rapid synthesis of highly stable Mg–ACC nanoparticles. The possible structure of Mg–ACC can be defined as Mg0.15Ca0.85CO3·H2O0.85. The molar ratio of Mg2+:Ca2+:CO32− and the concentrations of the reactants (CaCl2, Na2CO3, and MgCl2) play important roles in the Mg:Ca molar ratio of the obtained Mg–ACC nanoparticles. In particular, Mg–ACC can be preserved for over one year without crystallization by either storing its dry powder at −5 °C or storing it in ethanol at 5 °C. The ability to synthesize Mg–ACC nanoparticles on a large scale is useful for biomineralization studies and industrial applications.

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2010, accepted on 18 Aug 2010 and first published on 23 Sep 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00443J
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 2358-2361
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    Gram-scale, low-cost, rapid synthesis of highly stable Mg–ACC nanoparticles and their long-term preservation

    J. Jiang, M. Gao, Y. Qiu and S. Yu, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 2358
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00443J

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