Patterns of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization in complex biological systems

O. A. Golovanova, V. L. Korol'kov, M. V. Kuimova

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The paper presents the features of calcium oxalate crystallization in the presence of additives revealed through experimental modeling. The patterns of phase formation are shown for the Ca2+ - C2O4 2- - H2O and Ca2+ - C2O4 2- - PO4 3- - H2O systems with the components and pH of the saline varying over a wide concentrations range. The effect of additives on crystallization of calcium oxalate monohydrate was investigated. It was found that the ionic strength and magnesium ions are inhibitors, and calcium oxalate and hydroxyapatite crystals are catalysts of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization. The basic calcium phosphate (apatite) was found to be most thermodynamically stable, which indicates its special role in kidney stone formation since it is found in virtually all stones.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012062
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017
Event12th International Conference Radiation-Thermal Effects and Processes in Inorganic Materials - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 Sep 201612 Sep 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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