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Natural and artificial hybrid biomaterials

Currie, H A and Patwardhan, Siddharth and Perry, Carole C. and Roach, P and Shirtcliffe, N J (2006) Natural and artificial hybrid biomaterials. In: Hybrid materials. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp. 255-299. ISBN 9783527312993

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Abstract

This chapter contains sections on Building Blocks; Inorganic Building Blocks; Nucleation and Growth; Organic Building Blocks; Proteins and DNA; Carbohydrates; Lipids; Collagen; Biomineralization;Biomineral Types and Occurrence; Functions of Biominerals; Properties of Biominerals; Control Strategies in Biomineralization; The Role of the Organic Phase in Biomineralization; Mineral or Precursor – Organic Phase Interactions; Examples of Non-bonded Interactions in Bioinspired Silicification; Effect of Electrostatic Interactions; Effect of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions; Effect of the Hydrophobic Effect; Roles of the Organic Phase in Biomineralization; Bioinspired Hybrid Materials; Natural Hybrid Materials; Bone;Dentin; Nacre; Wood; Artificial Hybrid Biomaterials; Ancient materials; Structural Materials; Non-structural Materials; Construction of Artificial Hybrid Biomaterials; Organic Templates to Dictate Shape and Form; Integrated Nanoparticle–Biomolecule Hybrid Systems; Routes to Bio-nano Hybrid Systems; Responses; Biological Performance; Protein adsorption; Cell Adhesion; Evaluation of Biomaterials