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Mimetic biomineralization matrix using bacterial cellulose hydrogel and egg white to prepare various morphologies of CaCO3

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Abstract

An original bidirectional infiltration method exploiting the co-actions of bacterial cellulose hydrogel and egg white proteins serves to simulate a natural biomineralization matrix. Different egg white concentrations lead to various CaCO3 morphologies, which are determined by multiple factors, including the diffusion rate, soluble organic matrix concentration, particle size, surface energy and crystalline composition.

Graphical abstract: Mimetic biomineralization matrix using bacterial cellulose hydrogel and egg white to prepare various morphologies of CaCO3

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The article was received on 14 Jun 2018, accepted on 09 Jul 2018 and first published on 14 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00988K
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 4536-4540
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    Mimetic biomineralization matrix using bacterial cellulose hydrogel and egg white to prepare various morphologies of CaCO3

    X. Liu, Y. Zhou and C. Pei, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 4536
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00988K

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