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Structural characterization of fluoride species in shark teeth

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In shark teeth we have identified the species fluorapatite, hydroxyfluorapatite and its defect site, calcium fluoride, and potassium fluoride. Their relative amounts in teeth at different development stages have been quantified. Calcium fluoride and potassium fluoride may be associated with the fluoridation mechanism in shark teeth.

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2016, accepted on 08 Mar 2017 and first published on 08 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC10114C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3838-3841
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    Structural characterization of fluoride species in shark teeth

    H. Chang, M. Chien, C. Kao, Y. Chao, P. Yu, C. Chang, S. Huang, Y. Lee and J. C. C. Chan, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3838
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC10114C

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