Biomineralization: Principles and Concepts in Bioinorganic Materials Chemistry
From the nano-world of rusty proteins and magnetic compasses in bacter ia to the macroscopic structures of oyster shells, corals, ivory, bone and enamel, biology has evolved a new type of chemistry that brings t ogether the synthesis and construction of hard and soft matter for the design of functionalized inorganic-organic materials. The process tha t gives rise to these small and large inorganic-based structures of li fe is called biomineralization. This book looks at the chemical princi ples and concepts of biomineralization and their application in the ne w field of biomimetic materials chemistry.
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