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Peptoid nanosheets as soluble, two-dimensional templates for calcium carbonate mineralization

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Abstract

Nacre-mimetic materials are of great interest, but difficult to synthesize, because they require the ordering of organic and inorganic materials on several length scales. Here we introduce peptoid nanosheets as a versatile two-dimensional platform to develop nacre mimetic materials. Free-floating zwitterionic nanosheets were mineralized with thin films of amorphous calcium carbonate (of 2–20 nm thickness) on their surface to produce planar nacre synthons. These can serve as tunable building blocks to produce layered brick and mortar nanoarchitectures.

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2015, accepted on 21 May 2015 and first published on 21 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03323C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 10218-10221
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    Peptoid nanosheets as soluble, two-dimensional templates for calcium carbonate mineralization

    J. M. V. Jun, M. V. P. Altoe, S. Aloni and R. N. Zuckermann, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10218
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03323C

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