Biomineralization: Principles and Concepts in Bioinorganic Materials Chemistry

Biomineralization: Principles and Concepts in Bioinorganic Materials Chemistry

by Stephen Mann
ISBN-10:
0198508824
ISBN-13:
9780198508823
Pub. Date:
01/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Overview

Biomineralization: Principles and Concepts in Bioinorganic Materials Chemistry

From the nano-world of rusty proteins and magnetic compasses in bacteria to the macroscopic structures of oyster shells, corals, ivory, bone and enamel, biology has evolved a new type of chemistry that brings together the synthesis and construction of hard and soft matter for the design of functionalized inorganic-organic materials. The process that gives rise to these small and large inorganic-based structures of life is called biomineralization. This book looks at the chemical principles and concepts of biomineralization and their application in the new field of biomimetic materials chemistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198508823
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Oxford Chemistry Masters Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Inorganic structures of life
2. Biomineral types and functions
3. General principles of biomineralization
4. Chemical control of biomineralization
5. Boundary-organized biomineralization
6. Organic matrix-mediated biomineralization
7. Morphogenesis
8. Biominieral tectonics
9. Biomineral-inspired materials chemistry
Index

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