In vitro repair of a biomineral with a mesocrystal structure

Misako Kijima, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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How to repair a seashell: A partially etched biomineral, namely, the prismatic layer of a seashell, has been repaired in a synthetic system. The oriented nanocrystals and the macroscopic morphologies, with the same specific crystallographic orientation as the original part, can be regenerated through an in vitro repair process (see graphic).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2828-2832
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1


  • biomimetic synthesis
  • biomineralization
  • crystal growth
  • organic-inorganic hybrid composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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