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Title: Synthesis, properties and applications of hydroxyapatite
Authors: Shen, S.-C.
Ng, W.K.
Chia, L.
Dong, Y.-C.
Tan, R.B.H. 
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Source: Shen, S.-C.,Ng, W.K.,Chia, L.,Dong, Y.-C.,Tan, R.B.H. (2013-01). Synthesis, properties and applications of hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite: Synthesis, Properties and Applications : 165-214. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Hydroxyapatite (HAP) is a biocompatible calcium phosphate salt, which constitutes the main inorganic component of bones and hard tissues in mammals. HAP is found in a wide variety of applications in biomedical devices and implants as it is often used to coat the surfaces of metallic parts, so that the implants become more tolerable by the surrounding issues. HAP is also employed as bone fillers in forms of powders, porous blocks or beads to repair bone defects or for reconstructive bone replacement. Outside the biomedical field, HAP is applied in catalysis, agricultural and pharmaceutical products, protein chromatography and water treatment. To achieve this broad range of functions, the importance of research into the morphologies and structures of HAP cannot be overemphasised. The synthesis of HAP with desired purity and structures, especially the nanostructured HAP, has been extensively investigated. In this chapter, recent advances in synthesis, characterization of physicochemical and structural properties as well as current and future applications of HAP will be discussed. © 2012 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Hydroxyapatite: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/90824
ISBN: 9781620819340
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