Self-organizing β-sheet lipopeptide monolayers as template for the mineralization of CaCO3

Silvia Cavalli, Daniela C. Popescu, Emily E. Tellers, Matthijn R.J. Vos, Benoît P. Pichon, Mark Overhand, Hanna Rapaport, Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Alexander Kros

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Habit forming: Amphiphilic lipopeptide 1 forms a stable monolayer with an anti-parallel β-sheet conformation. This monolayer interacts with calcium ions and can be used as a biomimetic mineralization template for the formation of a new crystal habit of calcite (see SEM image). The nucleation of different crystal faces can be achieved depending on the ability of the template to adapt to the organic phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-744
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Calcium
  • Crystal growth
  • Lipopeptides
  • Monolayers
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)

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