Biomineralization is the process by which living organisms produce minerals such as calcium carbonate. The structures of their biominerals are highly controlled from the nano- to the macroscopic level, resulting in complex architectures with multifunctional properties. On the other hand, it is known that crown ethers are cyclic ether and strongly bind certain cations. In this study, we investigated the crystalization of calcium carbonate in thermotropic liquid crystalline phases with molecular orientational order by use of the new crown ether derivatives as calcium cations carriers.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Crystalization of calcium carbonate in liquid crystal phase by using crown ether derivatives
|Number of pages
|Published - 2011