In-situ formation of nano-dispersed hydroxyapatite in poly(propylene fumarate) matrix

D. Hakimi*, Dean-Mo LIu, R. Wang, D. Gates, T. Troczynski

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The nano-dispersed hydroxyapatite (HAp) crystallization in solution with poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) was investigated. A 0.4 M solution of calcium nitrate in tetrahydrofuran (THF) solution was prepared, and THF solution of PPF was added to the calcium nitrate solution. X-ray diffraction analysis and FTIR spectroscopy were used to confirm the presence of the apatite within the polymer. The results suggests that HAp can successfully precipitate inside the poly(propylene fumarate) polymer matrix, through in-situ crystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004

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NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

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