Biomimetically synthesized polymer-hydroxyapatite sheet like nano-composite

Nayar, S and Pramanick, A K and Sharma, Binay Kumar and Das, Goutam and Ravi Kumar, B and Sinha, Arvind (2008) Biomimetically synthesized polymer-hydroxyapatite sheet like nano-composite. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 19 (1). pp. 301-304.

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Biomimetic internal architecture is proving valuable for multi-tissue and structural tissue interface engineering. A biomimetic method developed for the in situ synthesis of hydroxyapatite in poly (vinyl) alcohol, produces nanocomposites in the form of fabric-like sheets, when subjected to lyophilisation. The surface reactive hydroxyl groups of poly (vinyl) alcohol encourage site-specific coupling of hydroxyapatite. This results in improved mechanical properties, which may be better for biomedical applications when compared to a mere blend of the above two.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://10.1007/s10856-007-3129-z
Uncontrolled Keywords:polymer-hydroxyapatite sheet; nano-composite
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:261
Deposited On:11 Nov 2009 10:08
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