Biomineralization: Principles and concepts in Bioinorganic Materials Chemistry

Paperback | September 15, 2001

byStephen Mann

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This book describes the principles and concepts of biomineralization and their application in the new field of biomimetic materials chemistry. The main focus is on the principles and concepts that arise from a chemical perspective of biomineralization. After surveying the major types ofbiominerals (chapter 2) the general principles of biomineralization are discussed (chapter 3), followed by a detailed description of the chemical aspects of biomineralization (chapter 4). The next four chapters are concerned with the process of biomineralization, including boundary-organizedbiomineralization (chapter 5), organic matrix-mediated biomineralization (chapter 6), morphogenesis (chapter 7) and biomineral tectonics (chapter 8). The final chapter describes how current knowledge of biomineralization is inspiring new biomimetic strategies in synthetic materials chemistry.

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This book describes the principles and concepts of biomineralization and their application in the new field of biomimetic materials chemistry. The main focus is on the principles and concepts that arise from a chemical perspective of biomineralization. After surveying the major types ofbiominerals (chapter 2) the general principles of ...

Stephen Mann is at School of Chemistry, University of Bristol.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198508824

ISBN - 13:9780198508823

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Table of Contents

1. Inorganic structures of life2. Biomineral types and functions3. General principles of biomineralization4. Chemical control of biomineralization5. Boundary-organized biomineralization6. Organic matrix-mediated biomineralization7. Morphogenesis8. Biomineral tectonics9. Biomineral-inspired materials chemistry

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`This book looks at the chemical principles and concepts of biomineralization and their application in the new field of biomimetic materials chemistry.'Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie