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The predominant role of collagen in the nucleation, growth, structure and orientation of bone apatite.
The involvement of collagen in bone biomineralization is commonly admitted, yet its role remains unclear. Here we show that type I collagen in vitro can initiate and orientate the growth ofExpand
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Water-mediated structuring of bone apatite.
It is well known that organic molecules from the vertebrate extracellular matrix of calcifying tissues are essential in structuring the apatite mineral. Here, we show that water also plays aExpand
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Structural Characterization of Hydrothermal Carbon Spheres by Advanced Solid-State MAS C-13 NMR Investigations
The local structure of carbon spheres obtained via the hydrothermal carbonization process is characterized by using a combination of advanced solid-state 13C NMR techniques. Glucose was chosen as theExpand
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Synthesis and Characterization of Transparent PDMS−Metal-Oxo Based Organic−Inorganic Nanocomposites
Poly(dimethylsiloxane)(PDMS)−metal-oxo nanocomposites have been prepared as transparent monoliths from dimethyldiethoxysilane (DMDES) and metal alkoxides, M(OR)n, where M = Al(III), Ge(IV), Sn(IV),Expand
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Thermal cross-linking and pyrolytic conversion of poly(ureamethylvinyl)silazanes to silicon-based ceramics
The aim of this work was to study the pyrolytic conversion of a novel commercial polysilazane, poly(ureamethylvinyl)silazane (PUMVS; Ceraset™, Allied Signal Composites Inc., USA), into silicon-basedExpand
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First-principles calculation of NMR parameters using the gauge including projector augmented wave method: a chemist's point of view.
Including Projector Augmented Wave Method: A Chemist’s Point of View Christian Bonhomme,*,† Christel Gervais,*,† Florence Babonneau,† Cristina Coelho,‡ Fred́eŕique Pourpoint,† Thierry Azaïs,† SharonExpand
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Hydrothermal carbon from biomass: structural differences between hydrothermal and pyrolyzed carbons via 13C solid state NMR.
The objective of this paper is to better describe the structure of the hydrothermal carbon (HTC) process and put it in relationship with the more classical pyrolytic carbons. Indeed, despite the lowExpand
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Evaporation-Controlled Self-Assembly of Silica Surfactant Mesophases
Surfactant templated silica mesophases belong to the class of self-assembled materials that exhibit long range ordered two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal, three-dimensional (3D) hexagonal, or 3D cubicExpand
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Accurate characterization of pure silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite powders synthesized by a new precipitation route.
This paper presents a new aqueous precipitation method to prepare silicon-substituted hydroxyapatites Ca10(PO4)6-y(SiO4)y(OH)2-y(VOH)y (SiHAs) and details the characterization of powders with varyingExpand
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Covalent grafting of organoalkoxysilanes on silica surfaces in water-rich medium as evidenced by 29Si NMR
This paper addresses two questions related to functionalization of silica particles: (1) is the grafting of hydrophobic organoalkoxysilanes on a silica surface possible in water-rich medium and (2)Expand
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