Growth of calcium phosphate on phosphorylated chitin fibres.

  title={Growth of calcium phosphate on phosphorylated chitin fibres.},
  author={Yoshiyuki Yokogawa and J Paz Reyes and Michael R. Mucalo and Masaru Toriyama and Yuri Kawamoto and Takeshi Suzuki and Katsushi Nishizawa and Fukue Nagata and T Kamayama},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  volume={8 7},
Calcium phosphate growth on chitin phosphorylated fibres was studied using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM, EDX), micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and solid state magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) techniques. The C6 chemical shift positions of 13C MAS NMR in the chitin fibres phosphorylated using urea and H3PO4 are obvious indicating that phosphorylation takes place not in the C1 but in the C6 region. Micro-FTIR… CONTINUE READING