Controlling nucleation in giant liposomes

Chantel C. Tester, Michael L. Whittaker, Derk Joester*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We introduce giant liposomes to investigate phase transformations in picoliter volumes. Precipitation of calcium carbonate in the confinement of DPPC liposomes leads to dramatic stabilization of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC). In contrast, amorphous strontium carbonate (ASC) is a transient species, and BaCO3 precipitation leads directly to the formation of crystalline witherite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5619-5622
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
StatePublished - Apr 29 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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