Christian Bonhomme

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Silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite (Si-HAp) has shown promising properties such as high-bone remodeling around implants. So far, the techniques used for the structural characterization of the Si-HAp have given indirect evidence of the presence of silicon inside the structure (by X-ray and neutron diffraction). In this paper, we focus on Si-HAp derivatives(More)
Four samples of composition Ca(10)(PO(4))(6-x)(SiO(4))(x)(OH)(2-x), with x=0.0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5, were prepared and characterized using powder X-ray and neutron powder diffraction, and (1)H, (31)P and (29)Si nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The composition of the Si-substituted HAp phases was determined by joint Rietveld refinements from(More)
The incorporation of Mg in hydroxyapatite (HA) was investigated using multinuclear solid state NMR, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and computational modeling. High magnetic field (43)Ca solid state NMR and Ca K-edge XAS studies of a ∼10% Mg-substituted HA were performed, bringing direct evidence of the preferential substitution of Mg in the Ca(II)(More)
Age-related bone fragility fractures present a significant problem for public health. Measures of bone quality are increasingly recognized to complement the conventional bone mineral density (BMD) based assessment of fracture risk. The ability to probe and understand bone quality at the molecular level is desirable in order to unravel how the structure of(More)
A large array of advanced solid state NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) techniques is presented in the frame of the structural characterization of sol-gel-derived materials. These techniques include the pertinent detection of (17)O chemical shifts, MAS (magic angle spinning) J spectroscopy in the solid state, high-resolution (1)H spectroscopy, heteronuclear(More)
Nano-crystalline Zn-containing hydroxyapatite (ZnHAp) was prepared by the wet-chemical method and the selective adsorption of essential proteins was examined, taking bovine serum albumin (BSA) and pathogenic protein such as beta(2)-microglobulin (beta(2)-MG) as model proteins. Transmission electron microscopy observation and X-ray diffraction analysis(More)
In the context of nanomedicine, liposils (liposomes and silica) have a strong potential for drug storage and release schemes: such materials combine the intrinsic properties of liposome (encapsulation) and silica (increased rigidity, protective coating, pH degradability). In this work, an original approach combining solid state NMR, molecular dynamics,(More)
Including Projector Augmented Wave Method: A Chemist’s Point of View Christian Bonhomme,*,† Christel Gervais,*,† Florence Babonneau,† Cristina Coelho,‡ Fred́eŕique Pourpoint,† Thierry Azaïs,† Sharon E. Ashbrook,* John M. Griffin, Jonathan R. Yates,* Francesco Mauri, and Chris J. Pickard †Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matier̀e Condenseé de Paris, Universite ́(More)
In this contribution, the latest developments in solid state NMR are presented in the field of organic-inorganic (O/I) materials (or hybrid materials). Such materials involve mineral and organic (including polymeric and biological) components, and can exhibit complex O/I interfaces. Hybrids are currently a major topic of research in nanoscience, and solid(More)