Reactions of Bioactive Borate Glasses with Physiological Liquids
The non-uniform reaction of borate glasses with various liquids provides an avenue to produce useful products. The external shape and dimensions of the transformed product is the same as that of starting glass, so there is no need to allow for dimensional changes. The transformation process is fairly rapid at ordinary temperatures, 22 to 40°C, with particles up to 100 micrometers in size being completely transformed in two to 48 hours. In general, the bioactivity of borate glasses expands the range of glass compositions available for use in biological applications.
D. E. Day, "Reactions of Bioactive Borate Glasses with Physiological Liquids," Glass Researcher, vol. 12, no. 1-2, pp. 21-22, New York State College of Ceramics, Sep 2002.
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Biodegradation; Biomaterials; Body fluids; Boron compounds; Chemical bonds; Liquids; Physiology; Radiation; Swelling; Tissue; Bioactive borate glasses; Physiological liquids
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Article - Journal
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