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Polymer-mediated crystallisation of inorganic solids: Calcite nucleation on the surfaces of inorganic polymers

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Wong, KKW and Brisdon, BJ and Heywood, BR and Hodson, AGW and Mann, S, Polymer-mediated crystallisation of inorganic solids: Calcite nucleation on the surfaces of inorganic polymers, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 4, (9) pp. 1387-1392. ISSN 0959-9428 (1994) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1994 The Authors

DOI: doi:10.1039/JM9940401387

Abstract

Nucleation of calcite from supersaturated calcium hydrogencarbonate solution has been achieved on the surfaces of poly(dimethylsiloxane) films formed by cross-linking in the presence of catalytic quantities of dibutyltindilaurate or zinc octanoate. Films containing high concentrations of the diorganotin catalyst produced, in addition to calcite, amorphous calcium silicate and calcium silanolate under similar conditions. Polar functional groups incorporated into the polysiloxane network served to promote calcite growth, but prolonged heating of all films at 90C rendered them inactive.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Research Field:Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Heywood, BR (Professor Brigid Heywood)
ID Code:104438
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-11-11
Last Modified:2015-12-21
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