Formation of Silicate-mediated CaCO3 Films

Akiko Kotachi, Takashi Miura, Hiroaki Imai

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We successfully obtained silicate-mediated CaCO3 films on a chitosan surface in an aqueous solution system. The presence of silicate anions induced the miniaturization of the carbonate crystals and two-dimensional growth with the arrangement of the miniaturized subunits on the functional surface. The mortar-like effects of silicate anions on the morphological evolution were quite similar to those of organic polyelectrolytes having carboxy groups, such as poly(acrylic acid).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-821
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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