Our mini-review on paleosystems is published in the special issue of Angewandte Chemie dedicated to Heritage Sciences.

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The process of mimicking properties of specific interest (such as mechanical, optical, and structural) observed in ancient and historical systems is designated here as paleoinspiration. For instance, recovery in archaeology or paleontology identifies materials that are a posteriori extremely resilient to alteration. All the more encouraging is that many ancient materials were synthesized in soft chemical ways, often using lower energy resources and sometimes rudimentary manufacturing equipment. In this Minireview, ancient systems are presented as a source of inspiration for innovative material design in the Anthropocene.
For more info, see Paleo‐inspired Systems: Durability, Sustainability, and Remarkable Properties, Angewandte Chemie, vol 57 issue 25, pp7288-7295, 2018.

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