Controlling nucleation in giant liposomes

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

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Abstract

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
Volume50
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2014

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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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