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Structural evolution of aragonite superstructures obtained in the presence of the siderophore deferoxamine

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The effect of amphoteric siderophore deferoxamine on the crystallization behavior of calcium carbonate was investigated under bioinspired conditions. Amphoteric siderophore deferoxamine possesses self-organization ability, surface activity and ion-chelating properties. It induces in the present case the formation of unusual, highly organized aragonite mesocrystals during the precipitation of calcium carbonate from liquid phase. A detailed investigation of the structure and growth of the particles provides an insight into the role of the deferoxamine and its function in the crystallization process.

Graphical abstract: Structural evolution of aragonite superstructures obtained in the presence of the siderophore deferoxamine

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2015, accepted on 09 Mar 2015 and first published on 09 Mar 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00186B
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 3927-3935
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    Structural evolution of aragonite superstructures obtained in the presence of the siderophore deferoxamine

    M. Willinger, J. Polleux, M. Antonietti, H. Cölfen, N. Pinna and N. Nassif, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 3927
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00186B

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