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Development of biomineralization-inspired hybrids based on β-chitin and zinc hydroxide carbonate and their conversion into zinc oxide thin films

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Abstract

Zinc compounds recently have attracted much attention due to their wide and useful applications. Herein, we show the development of organic/inorganic hybrid thin-film formation based on zinc hydroxide carbonate and β-chitin. The thin-film crystal of zinc hydroxide carbonate was grown on an abundant natural biopolymer. The hybrids exhibit a specific crystallographic morphology. Furthermore, necessary and crucial requirements for successful thin-film formation are also reported in the study. Detailed investigation and tuning of experimental criteria leading to the formation of inorganic thin films on the organic matrix was discussed.

Graphical abstract: Development of biomineralization-inspired hybrids based on β-chitin and zinc hydroxide carbonate and their conversion into zinc oxide thin films

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2019, accepted on 29 Mar 2019 and first published on 29 Mar 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00141G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2019, Advance Article

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    Development of biomineralization-inspired hybrids based on β-chitin and zinc hydroxide carbonate and their conversion into zinc oxide thin films

    D. Kuo, S. Kajiyama and T. Kato, CrystEngComm, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00141G

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