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Synthesis of stable nano calcite
Synthesis of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) particles in the presence of a population of carbon dioxide (CO2) bubbles was investigated in the calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) solution, which is a natural stabilizer for CaCO3. Possible chemical speciation reactions were presented for an inorganic synthesis of hollow nano-CaCO3 particles. In the progress of CaCO3 synthesis, some of the particles started to dissolve at their edges and turned into hollow nano-CaCO3 particles. Some of the pores closed at the end of crystallization as a result of dissolution-recrystallization mechanism. Hollow nano-CaCO3 particles with sizes of about 300 nm were synthesized with a narrow size distribution. It was concluded that the hollow nano-CaCO3 particles could be advantageous due to lower weights and higher surface areas.