Ice-structuring mechanism for zirconium acetate.

  title={Ice-structuring mechanism for zirconium acetate.},
  author={Sylvain Deville and C{\'e}line Viazzi and Christian Gilbert Guizard},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  volume={28 42},
The control of ice nucleation and growth is critical in many natural and engineering situations. However, very few compounds are able to interact directly with the surface of ice crystals. Ice-structuring proteins, found in certain fish, plants, and insects, bind to the surface of ice, thereby controlling their growth. We recently revealed the ice-structuring properties of zirconium acetate, which are similar to those of ice-structuring proteins. Because zirconium acetate is a salt and… Expand
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