Amorphous calcium carbonate stabilised by poly(propylene imine) dendrimers

J.J.J.M. Donners, B.R. Heywood, E.W. Meijer, R.J.M. Nolte, C. Roman Vas, A.P.H.J. Schenning, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk

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Abstract

In the presence of octadecylamine, poly(propylene imine) dendrimers modified with long alkyl chains self-assemble to form well-defined aggregates that stabilise for periods exceeding 14 days the normally unstable amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) which persists in competition with the thermodynamic product, calcite
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1937-1938
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications, ChemComm
Volume2000
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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