Ana S M C Rodrigues

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After an introduction showing the growing interest in glasses and glass-ceramics as biomaterials used for bone healing, we describe a new biomaterial named Biosilicate. Biosilicate is the designation of a group of fully crystallized glass-ceramics of the Na₂O-CaO-SiO₂-P₂O₅ system. Several in vitro tests have shown that Biosilicate is a very active(More)
The development of bioactive glass-ceramic materials has been a topic of great interest aiming at enhancing the mechanical strength of traditional bioactive scaffolds. In the present study, we test and demonstrate the use of Biosilicate® glass-ceramic powder to fabricate bone scaffolds by the foam replica method. Scaffolds possessing the main requirements(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of highly porous Biosilicate(®) scaffolds on bone healing in a tibial bone defect model in rats by means of histological evaluation (histopathological and immunohistochemistry analysis) of the bone callus and the systemic inflammatory response (immunoenzymatic assay). Eighty Wistar rats (12 weeks-old,(More)
A comprehensive thermodynamic study of the whole ortho-polyphenylbenzenes series from biphenyl (n = 1) to hexaphenylbenzene (n = 6) is presented. Combustion calorimetry and phase equilibria measurements for 1,2,3,4-tetraphenylbenzene (n = 4) and pentaphenylbenzene (n = 5) together with literature data were used to understand and quantify the constraint(More)
A low-temperature polymorph of 1,1':3',1'':3'',1''':3''',1''''-quinquephenyl (m-quinquephenyl), C(30)H(22), crystallizes in the space group P2(1)/c with two molecules in the asymmetric unit. The crystal is a three-component nonmerohedral twin. A previously reported room-temperature polymorph [Rabideau, Sygula, Dhar & Fronczek (1993). Chem. Commun. pp.(More)
The compounds N'-benzylidene-N-methylpyrazine-2-carbohydrazide, C13H12N4O, (IIa), N'-(2-methoxybenzylidene)-N-methylpyrazine-2-carbohydrazide, C14H14N4O2, (IIb), N'-(4-cyanobenzylidene)-N-methylpyrazine-2-carbohydrazide dihydrate, C14H11N5O·2H2O, (IIc), N-methyl-N'-(2-nitrobenzylidene)pyrazine-2-carbohydrazide, C13H11N5O3, (IId), and(More)
The respective contributions of the charge carrier concentration and mobility to the ionic conductivity in glasses remain an open question. In the present work we calculate these two parameters from conductivity data as a function of temperature below and above the glass transition temperature, T(g). The basic hypothesis assumes that ionic displacement(More)
Methylation at the C2 position of 1,3-disubstituted imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) is one of the structural features that has gained attention due to its drastic impact on thermophysical and transport properties. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain this effect but there is still much discrepancy. Aiming for the rationalization of the(More)
(E)-2-(2-Benzylidenehydrazinylidene)quinoxaline, C₁₅H₁₂N₄, crystallized with two molecules in the asymmetric unit. The structures of six halogen derivatives of this compound were also investigated: (E)-2-[2-(2-chlorobenzylidene)hydrazinylidene]quinoxaline, C₁₅H₁₁ClN₄; (E)-2-[2-(3-chlorobenzylidene)hydrazinylidene]quinoxaline, C₁₅H₁₁ClN₄;(More)
Transition metal containing glasses have unique electrical properties and are therefore often used for electrochemical applications, such as in batteries. Among oxide glasses, vanadium tellurite glasses exhibit the highest electronic conductivity and thus the high potential for applications. In this work, we investigate how the dynamic and physical(More)