Detection of hydroxyl ions in bone mineral by solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

@article{Cho2003DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of hydroxyl ions in bone mineral by solid-state NMR spectroscopy.},
  author={Gyunggoo Cho and Yaotang Wu and Jerome L. Ackerman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={300 5622},
  pages={1123-7}
}
Previous measurements of the hydroxyl (OH-) ion content of the calcium phosphate crystals of bone mineral have indicated a substantial depletion or near-absence of OH-, despite its presumed status as a constituent of the hydroxyapatite lattice. Analytical methods for determining bone crystal OH- content have depended on procedures or assumptions that may have biased the results, such as chemical pretreatment to eliminate interference from the organic matrix. We demonstrate a two-dimensional… CONTINUE READING
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