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In situ synthesis of bone-like apatite/collagen nano-composite at low temperature

Lin, Xiaoyan and Li, Xudong and Fan, Hongsong and Wen, Xiantao and Lu, Jian and Zhang, Xingdong (2004) In situ synthesis of bone-like apatite/collagen nano-composite at low temperature. Materials Letters, 58 (27-28). 3569 - 3572.

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A nano-composite of bone-like apatite/collagen was prepared by a new method—low-temperature in situ synthesis using calcium nitrate, diammoniun hydrogen phosphate and cow hide collagen as starting materials. The composite was investigated via X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that bone-like nanoapatite particles were distributed uniformly in collagen fibrils in the composite. The composite with homogeneous microstructure was similar to natural bone in crystallite phase composition and crystal size. The biomimetic composite is expected to exhibit desirable properties in biomedical applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanocomposite; Bone-like apatite; Collagen; Low temperature; In situ synthesis
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:6869
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:24 Sep 2009 17:48
Last Modified:24 Sep 2009 17:48

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