The Mineralization of Calcium Carbonate in Mixed Solvent Controlled by Polystyrene-b-poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)


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Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) was mineralized in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF)-H2O mixed solvents in the presence of polystyrene-b-poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) (PS-b-PNVP) block copolymer. The morphologies of PS-b-PNVP micelles and CaCO3 crystals were characterized by TEM and SEM. By varying the volume ratio of DMF-H2O, the CaCO3 crystals with different morphologies and phases were obtained. It was convinced that the morphology of crew cut micelles played a key role in the morphological formation of CaCO3.



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Z.S. Liu, L.P. Xu, X.D. Liang, Z.H. Wang and H.M. Zhang




J. Wang et al., "The Mineralization of Calcium Carbonate in Mixed Solvent Controlled by Polystyrene-b-poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1015, pp. 472-475, 2014

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August 2014




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