Cryogenic Electron Tomography Reveals the Template Effect of Chitosan in Biomimetic SilicificationChemical Communications (2010)
AbstractChitosan (CS) can mediate the formation of spherical, tabulate, and unique starfruit-like silica in the presence of phosphate ions (Pi). CryoTEM and cryoET were used to examine the CS aggregates in the hydrated state. 3D starfruit-like CS/Pi aggregates were reconstructed, which unambiguously confirmed the templating effect of CS/Pi in biomimetic silicification.
- CS Aggregates,
- Biomimetic Silicification
Citation InformationBoxun Leng, Zhengzhong Shao, Paul H. Bomans, Laura J. Brylka, et al.. "Cryogenic Electron Tomography Reveals the Template Effect of Chitosan in Biomimetic Silicification" Chemical Communications Vol. 46 Iss. 10 (2010)
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