Shigeji Konagaya

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Coating organic polymers with hydroxyapatite is an attractive method for the development of materials for medical applications, as it allows hydroxyapatite to show its unique biological properties such as its ability for bone bonding and protein adsorption. The biomimetic process focuses attention on fabricating such hydroxyapatite-polymer hybrids, where(More)
The development of organic-inorganic hybrids composed of hydroxyapatite and organic polymers is attractive because of their novelty in being materials that show a bone-bonding ability, i.e. bioactivity, and because they have mechanical properties similar to those of natural bone. The biomimetic process has received much attention for fabricating such a(More)
Modification of organic polymer with silanol groups in combination with calcium salts enables the polymer to show bioactivity, that is, the polymer forms apatite on its surface after exposure to body environment. However, how modification with silanol groups influences ability of apatite formation on the polymer substrate and adhesive strength between(More)
Some harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde, are regulated atmospheric pollutants. Therefore, development of a material to remove these VOCs is required. We focused on hydroxyapatite, which had been biomimetically coated on a polyamide film, as an adsorbent and found that formaldehyde was successfully removed by this adsorbent. The(More)
A syringe-based sample pretreatment tool, named herein "tip-in chelating monolith", has been developed for simple and facile solid phase microextraction (SPME) of trace elements in natural waters. The tip-in chelating monolith was directly prepared within the confines of a commercially available syringe filter tip by a two-step process: (1) in situ(More)
A lanthanum (La) coprecipitation method with low sample consumption was explored for the preconcentration of oxo-anion forming elements prior to a measurement by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The preconcentration procedure was composed of two main steps: (1) the formation of a coprecipitate with the lowest possible La and (2) the(More)
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