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Synthesis of micro and nano-sized calcium carbonate particles and their applications

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Abstract

Calcium carbonate nano and micro-particles have a large number of industrial applications due to their beneficial properties such as high porosity, high surface area to volume ratio, non-toxicity and biocompatibility towards bodily fluids. Consequently, there has been significant research to deliver easy ways of synthesising nano and micro-sized calcium carbonate particles at specific sizes, polymorphs and morphologies. A majority of their synthesis approaches are based on either the biomimetic or the CO2 bubbling methods. This review paper describes these methods, and the effects of experimental parameters such as additive types and concentration, pH, temperature, [Ca2+] : [CO32−] ratio, solvent ratio, mixing mode and agitation time on the properties of the particles produced. The current and potential uses of calcium carbonate particles in areas such as material filling, biomedical, environmental and the food industry have also been discussed.

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The article was received on 25 Apr 2014, accepted on 17 Jun 2014 and first published on 18 Jun 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA02070G
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Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 14270-14288
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    Synthesis of micro and nano-sized calcium carbonate particles and their applications

    Y. Boyjoo, V. K. Pareek and J. Liu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 14270
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TA02070G

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