Calcium Carbonate: Occurrence, Characterization and Applications


Alberta Cohen (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

Calcium carbonate is one of the most abundant materials present in nature. In this book, the characterization of surface properties of calcium carbonate are reviewed, particularly, the Washburn method is described in detail. The effect of natural and synthetic macromolecules on the structure of calcium carbonate is described as well.

The third chapter highlights the general criteria for the application of vaterite (an artificially prepared compound, which has the least thermodynamic stability among the three crystalline polymorphs of calcium carbonate) for biomedical applications and the science of its structural modification towards achieving tunable solubility. The final chapter examines the porous calcium carbonate cores as templates for preparation of peroral proteins delivery systems and the influence of ionic composition of intestinal medium on the structure and morphology of carbonate cores and release profiles of model and therapeutic proteins.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Characterization of Surface Properties of Calcium Carbonate
(Izabela Polowczyk, Anna Bastrzyk and Tomasz KoŸlecki, Division of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology,
Wroclaw, Poland)

Chapter 2
Effect of Macromolecules on the Structures of Calcium Carbonate
(Zygmunt Sadowski, Anna Bastrzyk and Izabela Polowczyk, Division of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)

Chapter 3
Structural Design of Siloxane-Containing Vaterite for Application in Bone Reconstruction Remedies
(Jin Nakamura, Shinya Yamada, Yoshio Ota, Yoshio Sakka and Toshihiro Kasuga, Advanced Key Technologies Division, Materials Processing Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4
Porous Calcium Carbonate Cores as Templates for Preparation of Peroral Proteins Delivery Systems. The Influence of Composition of Simulated Gastrointestinal Fluids on the Structure and Morphology of Carbonate Cores
(N. N. Sudareva, N. N. Saprykina, E. V. Popova, A. D. Vilesov, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, and others)



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