(Figure Presented) Mother-of-pearl has a three-level nanoscopic-to- macroscopic hierarchical architecture, which provides storage for organic molecules at the nanoscale. A material that mimics the hierarchical architecture and nanostorage properties of nacre emerges from the simple crystallization of potassium sulfate and poly(acrylic acid) (see picture).
- Bioinorganic chemistry
- Biomimetic synthesis
- Crystal growth
- Organic-inorganic hybrid composites
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