Ionic Substitutions in Non-Apatitic Calcium Phosphates
AbstractCalcium phosphate materials (CaPs) are similar to inorganic part of human mineralized tissues (i.e., bone, enamel, and dentin). Owing to their high biocompatibility, CaPs, mainly hydroxyapatite (HA), have been investigated for their use in various medical applications. One of the most widely used ways to improve the biological and physicochemical properties of HA is ionic substitution with trace ions. Recent developments in bioceramics have already demonstrated that introducing foreign ions is also possible in other CaPs, such as tricalcium phosphates (amorphous as well as α and β crystalline forms) and brushite. The purpose of this paper is to review recent achievements in the field of non-apatitic CaPs substituted with various ions. Particular attention will be focused on tricalcium phosphates (TCP) and “additives” such as magnesium, zinc, strontium, and silicate ions, all of which have been widely investigated thanks to their important biological role. This review also highlights some of the potential biomedical applications of non-apatitic substituted CaPs. View Full-Text
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Laskus, A.; Kolmas, J. Ionic Substitutions in Non-Apatitic Calcium Phosphates. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2542.
Laskus A, Kolmas J. Ionic Substitutions in Non-Apatitic Calcium Phosphates. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(12):2542.Chicago/Turabian Style
Laskus, Aleksandra; Kolmas, Joanna. 2017. "Ionic Substitutions in Non-Apatitic Calcium Phosphates." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 12: 2542.
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