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Controlling nucleation in giant liposomes

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We introduce giant liposomes to investigate phase transformations in picoliter volumes. Precipitation of calcium carbonate in the confinement of DPPC liposomes leads to dramatic stabilization of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC). In contrast, amorphous strontium carbonate (ASC) is a transient species, and BaCO3 precipitation leads directly to the formation of crystalline witherite.

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2014, accepted on 06 Apr 2014 and first published on 07 Apr 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01457J
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5619-5622
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    Controlling nucleation in giant liposomes

    C. C. Tester, M. L. Whittaker and D. Joester, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5619
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01457J

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