Surface Mineralization of Hydrogels Through Octacalcium Phosphate

Guha, Avijit and Sinha, Arvind (2011) Surface Mineralization of Hydrogels Through Octacalcium Phosphate. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology , 8 (3). pp. 540-546.

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Simulated body fluid-induced nucleation and growth of octacalcium phosphate (OCP) on polyvinyl alcohol-hydroxyapatite (HA) hydrogels has been described and discussed in the present manuscript. Bulk mineralization of hydrogels is well reported in the literature for structural tissue engineering applications. However, a good interfacing between hydrogel scaffolds and biological organ, such as bone, could only be achieved through a suitable surface chemistry modification of the scaffold. OCP, a precursor to biological HA, may be an appropriate component of the hydrogel's surface likely to be used as a scaffold for bone tissue engineering

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydroxyapatite; Transformation
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:3005
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:15 Jun 2011 12:15
Last Modified:21 Nov 2011 12:27
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