Analysis of protein-induced calcium carbonate crystals in soft coral by near-field IR microspectroscopy.

@article{Rahman2009AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of protein-induced calcium carbonate crystals in soft coral by near-field IR microspectroscopy.},
  author={Md. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori},
  journal={Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          153-5
        }
}
The protein-induced chemical structure in calcified organisms is an important factor contributing to their growth, but until now no direct evidence has been reported. Hence, we demonstrate a new analytical technique that combines an FTIR spectrometer and an apertureless-type near-field microscope with high spatial resolution. The complete structural composition of the biomineralized structure of marine organisms has been measured using this technique. The results show that -OH is distributed… CONTINUE READING

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