Preparation of porous b-type carbonate apatite with different carbonate contents for an artificial bone substitute

Toshimitsu Tanaka, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Junzo Tanaka

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B-type carbonate apatite (B-CAp) powders were prepared by a wet method using Ca(OH)2 suspension and H3PO4 solution including NaHCO3 as a carbonate source, and porous B-CAp ceramics with two different amounts of carbonate contents were fabricated by sintering freeze-dried mixtures of the powders and gelatin composite. The porous B-CAp ceramics prepared had three-dimensionally interconnected pores. The sinterability of B-CAp ceramics was dependent on the chemical composition, especially sodium content and vacancy of OH site, and the carbonate contents did not directly influence the dissolution rate of porous B-CAp ceramics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2013Dec 6 2013



  • biomaterial
  • bone
  • ceramic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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