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Chitosan Fibers Modified with HAp/β–TCP Nanoparticles
AbstractThis paper describes a method for preparing chitosan fibers modified with hydroxyapatite (HAp), tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), and HAp/β-TCP nanoparticles. Fiber-grade chitosan derived from the northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) and nanoparticles of tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and hydroxyapatite (HAp) suspended in a diluted chitosan solution were used in the investigation. Diluted chitosan solution containing nanoparticles of Hap/β-TCP was introduced to a 5.16 wt% solution of chitosan in 3.0 wt% acetic acid. The properties of the spinning solutions were examined. Chitosan fibers modified with nanoparticles of HAp/β-TCP were characterized by a level of tenacity and calcium content one hundred times higher than that of regular chitosan fibers.
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Wawro, D.; Pighinelli, L. Chitosan Fibers Modified with HAp/β–TCP Nanoparticles. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 7286-7300.View more citation formats
Wawro D, Pighinelli L. Chitosan Fibers Modified with HAp/β–TCP Nanoparticles. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(11):7286-7300.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wawro, Dariusz; Pighinelli, Luciano. 2011. "Chitosan Fibers Modified with HAp/β–TCP Nanoparticles." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 11: 7286-7300.