Issue 36, 2014

Confinement stabilises single crystal vaterite rods


Single-crystals of vaterite, the least-stable anhydrous polymorph of CaCO3, are rare in biogenic and synthetic systems. We here describe the synthesis of high aspect ratio single crystal vaterite rods under additive-free conditions by precipitating CaCO3 within the cylindrical pores of track-etch membranes.

Graphical abstract: Confinement stabilises single crystal vaterite rods

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11 Feb 2014
24 Mar 2014
First published
24 Mar 2014
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Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4729-4732

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Confinement stabilises single crystal vaterite rods

A. S. Schenk, E. J. Albarracin, Y. Kim, J. Ihli and F. C. Meldrum, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4729 DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01093K

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