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Counterion-mediated Ca2+ accumulation on cationic Langmuir-Blodgett films as template for CaCO3 growth

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Cruz, Marcos A. E. [1] ; de Souza, Rafael Maglia [1] ; Dias, Luis Gustavo [1] ; Ramos, Ana Paula [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, FFCLRP, Dept Quim, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Thin Solid Films; v. 638, p. 433-440, SEP 30 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Negatively charged macromolecules play a starring role in Ca-2+ saturation at interfaces: they act as organized points for biomineral growth in nature. However, the role positively charged interfaces play in biomineralization remains unknown. Therefore, we decided to use a cationic Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film composed of dioctadecyldimethylammonium bromide (DOMA) and type-I collagen in the presence of Cal(2) solutions to guide CaCO3 growth on titanium surfaces. Ca2+ was able to interact with DOMA monolayers, leading to impressive cation excess at the film surface, as evidenced by the increased positive zeta potential of the LB films. Additionally, molecular dynamics simulations showed that Ca2+ co-ions were able to accumulate on the positively charged LB interface, especially because configurations like R-N(+)-counterion-Ca2+ existed therein. Counter ion-mediated Ca2+ accumulation on the surface was mainly driven by ions, which were much closer to Ca2+ ions than Br ions. Ca2+ excess on the surface was sufficient to grow continuous and particulate CaCO3 films on titanium surfaces. In addition, collagen presence induced changes in CaCO3 film morphology and organization. Finally, we were able to confirm that positively charged organic interfaces can act as templates for biomineral growth because counterion-mediated Ca2+ accumulation on these surfaces can drive subsequent crystal growth. This study provides insight into biomineralization templated by positively charged organic matrixes and into the design of bioinspired coatings for metallic surfaces. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/22689-8 - Modification of metallic surfaces with Langmuir-Blodgett and self-assembled polymeric films containing calcium carbonate aiming application as osteoinductive systems
Grantee:Marcos Antonio Eufrásio Cruz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/08166-5 - Interfacial chemistry: drugs, peptides and ezymes interactions with membrane models
Grantee:Iolanda Midea Cuccovia
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/20946-3 - Study of the growth of calcium phosphates and carbonates on organic matrices deposited on mettalic supports: obtainment of osteoinductive biomaterials
Grantee:Ana Paula Ramos
Support type: Regular Research Grants