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Influence of active sites organisation on calcium carbonate formation at model biomolecular interfaces
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S. Hacke، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
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In an approach to understand the influence of structural parameters of interfaces on calcification in biomineralisation, the distribution and conformation of head groups as active sites in an inert matrix were varied using two-component phospholipid model monolayers. Dimyristoylphosphatidic acid (DMPA) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholin (DPPC), respectively, were the active components, and methyl octadecanoate (MOD) was used as inactive matrix. Surface pressure–area isotherms provide evidence for a different distribution of the active components in the matrix. Formation of solid calcium carbonate with twocomponent monolayers on subphases containing aqueous CaCO3 was observed in situ by Brewster angle microscopy, where CaCO3 domains appear bright. Striking differences in kinetics and extent of CaCO3 formation are observed between monolayers containing dimyristoylphosphatidic acid and those containing dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholin. The presence of k-carrageenan in the subphase as a further active component resulted in partial inhibition of CaCO3 formation
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phospholipids , Kinetics , Critical cluster , Mixed model monolayers , Calcium carbonate formation
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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Applied Surface Science
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