Green Approach in Synthesis of Bio-Inspired Materials (Second Edition)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomolecular Crystals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 188

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Laboratory for Precipitation Processes, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička c. 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: crystallization of sparingly soluble inorganic salts; crystal growth from aqueous solutions; mechanisms and precipitation kinetics; biomineralization; environmental protection; industrial crystallization
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Institute for General, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Teaching Methods in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Ulica cara Hadrijana 8/A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: spontaneous precipitation; precipitation in vitro; precipitation with additives; pathological biomineralization; biomineralization
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Department of Chemistry, University of Osijek, Cara Hadrijana 8A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: electrochemistry; voltammetry; eis; antioxidants; Schiff bases; metal complexes; modified electrodes
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Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička c. 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: biomineralization; basic research on the mechanisms and kinetics of the process of precipitation (nucleation, crystal growth) in solid-liquid systems; bioinspired crystallization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include studies on biomineralization/pathological biomineralization and the synthesis of bioinspired materials.

Biomineralization refers to the processes by which organisms deposit a mineral phase, which is usually indicated as biomineral, under mild chemical conditions, in an aqueous medium and at ambient temperatures. These processes can occur in both normal (e.g., the bone, tooth enamel, or shell of the mollusk) and pathological circumstances (ectopic mineral deposits). It is known that organisms have considerable control over the formation of biominerals and that the resulting organic–inorganic hybrid materials (biominerals) have remarkable physical–chemical or mechanical properties. Therefore, scientists strive to imitate biomineralization processes in order to synthesize new, bioinspired materials whose structure, properties, or function mimic those of naturally occurring materials. It is clear that the design of materials and structures inspired by nature represents a special challenge and that a multidisciplinary approach is needed. Additionally, the growing interest of researchers in biologically active compounds is encouraging the development of new bioinspired syntheses.

The goal of this Special Issue is also to promote the current trend of “green chemistry”. Green synthesis depends on the simplicity, cost effectiveness, and ecofriendliness for the production of well-characterized bioinspired materials. The validity of the synthesis depends on the nature of the solvent with minimal wastage in terms of energy and raw materials, safety in material synthesis, and reducing the impact on the environment.

We are delighted to invite researchers to participate in this Special Issue, entitled “Green Approach in Synthesis of Bioinspired Materials". Papers related to the green approach on the following topics, as well as to the keywords listed below, are welcomed:

  • The synthesis and characterization of biominerals as well as the investigation of biomineralization/pathological biomineralization mechanisms;
  • Bio-inspired synthesis of materials;
  • The assembly and applications of bioinspired materials as well as crystallization pathway studies.

Dr. Jasminka Kontrec
Dr. Anamarija Stanković
Dr. Martina Medvidović-Kosanović
Dr. Branka Njegić Džakula
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  • biomineralization
  • pathological biomineralization
  • green synthesis
  • bioinspired synthesis
  • biologically active compounds
  • additives
  • antioxidants

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