[B1] Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Sand, K.K. and Benning, L.G. (2017) ACC and vaterite as metastable intermediates in the solution based crystallization of CaCO3. Chapter 5 of New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth.  Eds: Alexander van Driessche, Matthias Kellermeier, Liane G. Benning, Dennis Gebauer. Springer International Publishing. Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45669-0; eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-45669-0; Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-45667-6 [PDF]

[B2] Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D. and Tobler, D.J. (2017) Carbonate minerals. In review for the book: Environmental Minerals. Wiley-Blackwell.


PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS IN INDEXED JOURNALS   [see also link to publications in Google Scholar]

[37] Besselink, R., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Stawski, T.M., Benning, L.G., and Tobler, D.J. (2017) How short-lived ikaite affects calcite crystallisation. Cryst. Growth Des., 17, 6224-6230. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00743  [PDF]

[36] Montanari, G., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Bovet, N., Stipp, S.L.S., and Tobler, D.J. (2017) Impact of citrate ions on the nucleation and growth of anhydrous CaCO3. Cryst. Growth Des., 17, 5269-5275.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00796. [PDF] [Suppl. Info]

[35] Ossorio, M., Stawski, T.M., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Sleutel, M., García-Ruiz, J.M., Benning, L.G., Van Driessche, A.E.S. (2017) Physicochemical and Additive Controls on the Multistep Precipitation Pathway of Gypsum. Minerals, 7, 140. [PDF] [Supl. Info]. DOI: 10.3390/min7080140

[34] Lorenz, B., Ceccato, M., Andersson, M.P., Dobberschütz, S., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Dalby, K.N., Hassenkam, T., Stipp, S.L.S. (2017) The salinity dependent adhesion response properties of aluminosilicate (K-feldspar) surfaces. Energy&Fuels, 31, 4670–4680. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02969. [PDF]

[33] Roncal-Herrero, T., Astilleros, J.M., Bots, P., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Prieto, M., Benning, L.G., Fernandez-Diaz, L. (2017) Reaction pathways and textural aspects of the replacement of anhydrite by calcite at 25 °C. American Mineralogist, 102, 1270–1278. DOI: 10.2138/am-2017-5963 [PDF].

[32] Nielsen, M.R., Sand, K.K., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Bovet, N., Generosi, J., Dalby, K.N., and Stipp S.L.S. (2016) Inhibition of Calcite Growth: Combined Effects of Mg2+ and SO42–. Crystal Growth & Design, 16, 6199–6207. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00536 [PDF]

[31] Tobler, D.J., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Sørensen, H.O., Stipp, S.L.S., Dideriksen, K. (2016) Effect of pH on Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Structure and Transformation. Crystal Growth & Design, 16, 4500–4508.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00630 [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[30]  Voigt, M., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Vallina, B., Benning, L.G., Oelkers, E.H. (2016) An experimental study of hydroxylbastnasite solubility in aqueous solutions at 25 °C. Chemical Geology, 430, 70-77. DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.03.012   [PDF].

[29] Stawski, T., Van Driessche, S., Ossorio, M., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Besselink, R., Benning, L.G. (2016) Formation of calcium sulfate through the aggregation of sub-3 nanometre primary species. Nature Communications7, 10177.  doi:10.1038/ncomms11177 [PDF] [Supl. Info]
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[28] Andersson, M., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Stipp, S.L.S. (2016) Is bicarbonate stable in and on the calcite surface? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 176, 198-205. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.12.016   [PDF]

[27]   Vallina, B., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Brown, A.P., Blanco, J.A. and Benning, L.G. (2015) The role of amorphous precursors in the crystallization of La and Nd carbonates. Nanoscale, 7, 12166-12179. doi: 10.1039/C5NR01497B.   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[26]   Hodson, M.E., Benning, L.G., Demarchi, B., Penkman, K.E.H., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Schofield, P.F., Versteegh, E.A.A. (2015) Biomineralisation by earthworms – an investigation into the stability and distribution of amorphous calcium carbonate. Geochemical Transactions, 16, 4. doi:10.1186/s12932-015-0019-z   [PDF] [Supl. Info]


A route for the direct crystallization of dolomite.

[25]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Shaw, S. and Benning, L.G. (2015) A route for the direct crystallization of dolomite. American Mineralogist, 100, 1172-1181. doi: 10.2138/am-2015-4963   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[24]   Tobler, D.J., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Dideriksen, K., Bovet, N., Sand, K.K., Stipp. S.L.S. (2015) Citrate Effects on Amorphous Calcium Carbonate (ACC) Structure, Stability, and Crystallization. Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 3081-3090. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500400   [PDF]

[23]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Vallina, B., Blanco, J.A. and Benning, L.G. (2014) The role of REE3+ in the crystallization of lanthanites. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1373-1380. DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2014.078.6.03   [PDF]

[22]   Vallina, B., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Blanco, J.A. and Benning, L.G. (2014) The effect of heating on the morphology of crystalline neodymium hydroxycarbonate, NdCO3OH. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1391-1397. DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2014.078.6.05   [PDF]

[21]   Tobler, D.J., Rodriguez Blanco, J.D., Dideriksen, K., Sand, K.K., Bovet, N., Benning, L.G., and Stipp, S.L.S. (2014) Effect of aspartic acid and glycine on amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) structure, stability and crystallisation. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 10, 143–148. doi:10.1016/j.proeps.2014.08.047   [PDF]

[20]   Cobourne, G., Mountjoy, G., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Benning, L.G., Hannon, A.C. and Plaisier, J.R. (2014) Neutron and X-ray Diffraction and Empirical Potential Structure Refinement Modelling of Magnesium Stabilised Amorphous Calcium Carbonate. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 101, 154-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2013.12.023   [PDF]

Enhanced magnetic coercivity of α-Fe2O3 obtained from carbonated 2-line ferrihydrite.

Enhanced magnetic coercivity of α-Fe2O3 obtained from carbonated 2-line ferrihydrite.

[19]   Vallina, B., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Brown, A.P., Benning, L.G. and Blanco, J.A. (2014) Enhanced magnetic coercivity of α-Fe2O3 obtained from carbonated 2-line ferrihydrite. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 16, 2322. doi: 10.1007/s11051-014-2322-5.   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[18]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Shaw, S., Bots, P., Roncal-Herrero, T., and Benning, L.G. (2014) The role of Mg in the crystallisation of monohydrocalcite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 127, 204-220. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.034   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[17]   Hubbard, G.H., West, L.J., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Shaw, S. (2014) Laboratory study of spectral induced polarization responses of magnetite — Fe2+ redox reactions in porous media. Geophysics, 79, D21-D30. doi: 10.1190/geo2013-0079.1   [PDF]

[16]   Vallina, B., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Blanco, J.A. and Benning, L.G. (2013) Amorphous dysprosium carbonate: characterization, stability and crystallization pathways. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15, 1438. doi: 10.1007/s11051-013-1438-3   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[15]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Shaw, S. and Benning, L.G. (2012) The role of pH and Mg on the stability and crystallization of amorphous calcium carbonate. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 536, Suppl1, S477-S479. doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.11.057.   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[14]   Bots, P., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Benning, L.G. and Shaw, S. (2012) Mechanistic insights into the crystallization of amorphous calcium carbonate to vaterite. Crystal Growth and Design,12,3806-3814.doi: 10.1021/cg300676b.   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[13]   Sand, K.K., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Makovicky, E., Benning, L.G., and Stipp, S.L.S. (2012) Aragonite growth in water-alcohol mixtures: classical or nonclassical crystallization? MRS Proceedings, 1419, mrsf11-1419-nn01-08. doi:10.1557/ opl.2012.885   [PDF]

Frontpage of Science of our paper: Van Driessche, A.E.S.; Benning, L. G.; Rodriguez-Blanco, J. D.; Ossorio, M.; Bots, P.; García-Ruiz, J. M. (2012). The role and implications of bassanite as a stable precursor phase to gypsum precipitation. Science, 336 (6077): 69–72.

Frontpage of Science. The role and implications of bassanite as a stable precursor phase to gypsum precipitation. Science, 336 (6077): 69–72.

[12]   Van Driessche, A.E.S., Benning, L.G., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Ossorio, M., Bots, P., García-Ruiz, J.M. (2012) The Role and Implications of Bassanite as a Stable Precursor Phase to Gypsum Precipitation. Science, 336, 69-72. doi: 10.1126/science.1215648   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[11]   Sand, K.K., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Makovicky, E., Benning, L.G. and Stipp, S. (2012) Crystallization of CaCO3 in water-ethanol mixtures: spherulitic growth, polymorph stabilization and morphology change. Crystal Growth and Design, 12, 842-853. doi: 10.1021/cg2012342.   [PDF] [Supl. Info]

[10]   Csákberényi-Malasics, D., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Kovács Kis, V., Rečnik, A., Benning, L.G., and Pósfai, M. (2012) Structural properties and transformations of precipitated FeS. Chemical Geology, 294-295, 249-258. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.12.009.   [PDF]

[9]   Roncal-Herrero, T., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Oelkers, E.H. and Benning, L.G. (2011) The direct precipitation of rhabdophane (REEPO4·nH2O) nano-rods from acidic aqueous solutions at 5 to 100 °C. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13, 4049-4062. doi: 10.1007/s11051-011-0347-6.   [PDF]

[8]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Shaw, S. and Benning, L.G. (2011) The kinetics and mechanisms of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate (ACC) crystallization to calcite, via vaterite. Nanoscale, 3, 265-271. doi: 10.1039/c0nr00589d   [PDF]

[7]   Astilleros, J.M., Godelitsas, A., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Fernandez-Diaz, L., Prieto, M., Lagoyannis, A., Harissopulos, S. (2010) Interaction of gypsum with lead in aqueous solutions. Applied Geochemistry, 25, 1008-1016. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2010.04.007.   [PDF]

[6]   Roncal-Herrero, T., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Benning, L.G., Oelkers, E.H. (2009) Precipitation of Iron and Aluminum Phosphates Directly from Aqueous Solution as a Function of Temperature from 50 to 200°C. Crystal Growth & Design, 9, 5197-5205. doi: 10.1021/cg900654m.   [PDF]

The kinetics and mechanisms of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) crystallization to calcite, via vaterite.

[5]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Shaw, S. and Benning, L.G. (2008) How to make ‘stable’ ACC: protocol and preliminary structural characterization. Mineralogical Magazine, 72, 283-286. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.1.12.   [PDF]

[4]   Rodríguez, J.D., Jiménez, A., Prieto, M., Torre, L., and García-Granda, S. (2008) Interaction of gypsum with As(V)-bearing aqueous solutions: Surface precipitation of guerinite, sainfeldite, and Ca2NaH(AsO4)2·6H2O, a synthetic arsenate. American Mineralogist, 93, 928-939. doi: 10.2138/am.2008.2750.   [PDF]

[3]   Rodríguez-Blanco, J.D., Jiménez, A., and Prieto. M. (2007) Oriented Overgrowth of Pharmacolite (CaHAsO4·2H2O) on Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O). Crystal Growth & Design, 7, 2756-2763. doi: 10.1021/cg070222+   [PDF]

[2]   Köhler, S., Cubillas, P., Rodríguez-Blanco, J.D., Prieto, M. (2007) Removal of cadmium from wastewaters by aragonite shells and the influence of other divalent cations. Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 112-118. doi: 10.1021/es060756j   [PDF]

[1]   Jimenez, A., Rodríguez, J.D., Torre-Fernandez, L., Prieto, M., and García-Granda, S. (2006) Crystal structure of dicalcium sodium monohydrogen diarsenate hexahydrate, Ca2Na[HAsO4][AsO4]·6H2O. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – New Crystal Structures, 221, 241-242. doi: 10.1524/ncrs.2006.   [PDF]


[8]   Hodson, M.E., Benning, L.G., Cinque, G., Dermachi, B., Frogley, M., Penkman, K.E.H., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Schofield, P.F., Versteegh, E.A.A., Wehbe, K. (2016) Synchrotron-based micro Fourier transform infrared mapping to investigate the spatial distribution of amorphous and crystalline calcium carbonate in earthworm-secreted calcium carbonate balls. Spectroscopy Europe, 28 (3), 12-15. [PDF]

[7] Van Driessche, A., Benning, L.G., Ossorio, M., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Bots, P., Garcia-Ruiz, J.M. (2012) Bassanite, a Stable Crystalline Precursor Phase during Gypsum Precipitation at Room Temperature. Macla, 16, 172-173.   [PDF]

[6]   Roncal-Herrero, T., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Bots, P., Shaw, S., Benning, L.G. (2011) The Role of Zn, Sr, Mg and PO4 in the Interaction of Carbonate-Rich Waters with Sulphate Minerals. Macla, 15, 181-182.   [PDF]

[5]   Jiménez Bautista, A., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Prieto Rubio, M. (2008): Interacción de Yeso con Aguas Ricas en As(V): Precipitación en Superficie de Arseniatos de Calcio a Diferentes Rangos de pH. Macla, 10, 130-131.   [PDF]

[4]   Fernández-Díaz, L., Rodríguez-Blanco, J.D., Prieto Rubio, M. (2008) Interacción Entre Cristales de Yeso y Soluciones Carbonatadas: Cinética y Transformaciones. Macla, 9, 93-94.   [PDF]

[3]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Jiménez, A., Prieto, M. (2007) Crecimiento Orientado de Farmacolita (CaHAsO4·2H2O) sobre yeso (CaSO4·2H2O). Macla, 7, 80.   [PDF]

[2]   Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Jiménez, A., Prieto, M. (2006) Interacción de iones arseniato con cristales de yeso a pH básico: cristalización de NaCaAsO4·7,5H2O, Macla, 6, 411-413. [PDF]

[1]   Jiménez, A., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Torre, L., García-Granda, S., Prieto, M. (2006) Cristaloquímica y comportamiento de cristalización de arseniatos de calcio, Macla, 6, 267-270.   [PDF]