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Crystal Crosslinked Gels for the Deposition of Inorganic Salts with Polyhedral Shapes

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Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan
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Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan
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Received: 22 December 2017 / Revised: 1 February 2018 / Accepted: 2 February 2018 / Published: 6 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyelectrolyte Gels)
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Biomineralization has been given a great deal of attention by materials chemists because of its low environmental load and sustainability. With the goal of synthesizing such processes, various methods have been developed, especially for inorganic salts of calcium. In this report, we focused on the deposition of inorganic salts, such as calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate using crystal crosslinked gels (CCG), which are prepared by crystal crosslinking of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Due to the crystalline nature of MOFs, CCGs intrinsically possess polyhedral shapes derived from the original MOF crystals. As the result of deposition, the obtained inorganic salts also exhibited a polyhedral shape derived from the CCG. The deposition mainly occurred near the surface of the CCG, and the amorphous nature of the deposited inorganic salts was also confirmed. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomineralization; calcium carbonate; calcium phosphate; metal-organic framework; crystal crosslinking biomineralization; calcium carbonate; calcium phosphate; metal-organic framework; crystal crosslinking
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Mochizuki, Y.; Oka, C.; Ishiwata, T.; Kokado, K.; Sada, K. Crystal Crosslinked Gels for the Deposition of Inorganic Salts with Polyhedral Shapes. Gels 2018, 4, 16.

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