Engineered biomimetic polymers as tunable agents for controlling CaCO3 mineralization.

Abstract

In nature, living organisms use peptides and proteins to precisely control the nucleation and growth of inorganic minerals and sequester CO(2)via mineralization of CaCO(3). Here we report the exploitation of a novel class of sequence-specific non-natural polymers called peptoids as tunable agents that dramatically control CaCO(3) mineralization. We show… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja200595f

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@article{Chen2011EngineeredBP, title={Engineered biomimetic polymers as tunable agents for controlling CaCO3 mineralization.}, author={Chun-Long Chen and Jiahui Qi and Ronald N. Zuckermann and James J Deyoreo}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2011}, volume={133 14}, pages={5214-7} }