Title

Bioactive Comparison of a Borate, Phosphate and Silicate Glass

Abstract

A borate glass, phosphate glass, and silicate glass were converted to hydroxyapatite (HA) by soaking the substrates in a solution of K2HPO4 with a pH value of 9.0 at 37 °C. The weight loss of the substrates was studied as a function of time. Unlike the silicate glasses, the reaction processes of the borate glasses and phosphate glasses were bulk dissolution. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy revealed an initially amorphous product that subsequently crystallized to HA. The data suggest good bioactive characteristics for the borate and phosphate glass and the potential use of them as a favorable template for bone-tissue formation.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Amorphous; Glass; Scanning Electron Microscopy (Sem)

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 Materials Research Society, All rights reserved.

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