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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Nov 4;49(85):9947-9. doi: 10.1039/c3cc44947e.

Calcium carbonate biomineralization utilizing a multifunctional β-sheet peptide template.

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  • 1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555, Japan. higuchi.masahiro@nitech.ac.jp.

Abstract

We designed a novel multifunctional β-sheet peptide template for calcium carbonate mineralization. The template self-supplies the mineral source, a carbonate ion, by hydrolysis of urea, and regulates the crystal phase and morphology of the obtained calcium carbonate.

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