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Insights on the interaction of calcein with calcium carbonate and its implications in biomineralization studies

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Abstract

The effects of calcein, a fluorescent marker commonly used to assess mineral growth in calcifying organisms, on calcite and aragonite structure have been investigated. Calcein is entrapped within calcite and aragonite and modifies the shape and morphology of both polymorphs. Moreover, in the presence of Mg2+, it inhibits aragonite formation in favor of magnesium calcite.

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The article was received on 23 May 2018, accepted on 25 Jun 2018 and first published on 25 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00853A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018, Advance Article
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    Insights on the interaction of calcein with calcium carbonate and its implications in biomineralization studies

    G. Magnabosco, I. Polishchuk, J. Erez, S. Fermani, B. Pokroy and G. Falini, CrystEngComm, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00853A

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