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Templating effect of silk fibers in the oriented deposition of aragonite

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Abstract

Controlled deposition of calcium carbonate crystals can be obtained on degummed Bombyx mori silk fibers through the use of a silk fibroin solution; aragonite crystallites are found on the surface of the fiber with consistent orientation along the longitudinal axis; the results indicate that the combination of the ordered surface structure on the silk fiber and the directing-effect of silk fibroin solution are the key factors in the orientative deposition process of the mineral.

Graphical abstract: Templating effect of silk fibers in the oriented deposition of aragonite

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Submitted
18 Jun 2008
Accepted
26 Aug 2008
First published
22 Sep 2008

Chem. Commun., 2008, 5511-5513
Article type
Communication

Templating effect of silk fibers in the oriented deposition of aragonite

C. Cheng, Y. Yang, X. Chen and Z. Shao, Chem. Commun., 2008, 5511
DOI: 10.1039/B810337B

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