The synthesis and characterization of nanophase hydroxyapatite using a novel dispersant-aided precipitation method.

@article{Cunniffe2010TheSA,
  title={The synthesis and characterization of nanophase hydroxyapatite using a novel dispersant-aided precipitation method.},
  author={Gr{\'a}inne M. Cunniffe and Fergal J O'Brien and Sonia Partap and Tanya J. Levingstone and Kenneth T. Stanton and Glenn Raymond Dickson},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2010},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={1142-9}
}
The synthesis of nanophase hydroxyapatite (nHA) is of importance in the field of biomaterials and bone tissue engineering. The bioactive and osteoconductive properties of nHA are of much benefit to a wide range of biomedical applications such as producing bone tissue engineered constructs, coating medical implants, or as a carrier for plasmid DNA in gene delivery. This study aimed to develop a novel low-temperature dispersant-aided precipitation reaction to produce nHA particles (<100 nm… CONTINUE READING