The effect of fluoride on the hydrolysis of tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP; Ca4(PO4)2O) in 0.1 mol/l KH2PO4 containing 62-83 mmol/l KF was studied with the help of X-ray fluorescence measurements. Fluorine X-ray emission and absorption spectra of the final product of hydrolysis and reference samples (CaF2 and Ca5(PO4)3F) were measured at Beamline BL-2C of Photon Factory (PF, Tsukuba). Based on these measurements we concluded that hydrolysis of TTCP in the presence of KF converts it into fluorapatite. Formation of CaF2, which is often found in the hydrolysis of hydroxyapatite at high fluoride concentration, was not observed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering