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Mineralization of CaCO3 in the Presence of Egg White Lysozyme

Voinescu, Alina E; Touraud, Didier; Lecker, Alois; Pfitzner, Arno; Kunz, Werner; Ninham, Barry


The influence of egg white lysozyme on the size, shape, crystallography, and chemical composition of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) particles obtained from aqueous CaCl 2-dimethyl carbonate (DMC)-NaOH solutions was studied. At the onset of precipitation, the presence of lysozyme led to much smaller particles (50-400 nm spherical amorphous lysozyme-calcium carbonate particles (Ly-ACC)) than those obtained from lysozyme-free solution. The nanospheres were in some cases aggregated and in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la701892v


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