Materials 2014, 7(3), 2183-2193; doi:10.3390/ma7032183
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In Vitro Cytotoxicity of a Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta Alloy Doped with Different Oxygen Contents

Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 13 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Titanium Materials for Biomedical Application 2013)
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Abstract: Cp-Ti is the most common material used for dental implants, but its elastic modulus is around five times higher than that of bone. Recently, promising alloys that add Nb, Ta, Zr and Mo to Ti have been developed. The mechanical properties of these alloys are directly related to its microstructure and the presence of interstitial elements, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen. In this study, the in vitro cytotoxicity of Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta (TNZT) alloys was analyzed in the as-received condition and after being doped with several small quantities of oxygen on a cultured osteogenic cell. The cell’s morphology was also examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The TNZT alloy presented no cytotoxic effects on osteoblastic cells in the studied conditions.
Keywords: Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta alloy; MC3T3-E1 cells; biocompatibility; cell culture
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Donato, T.A.G.; de Almeida, L.H.; Arana-Chavez, V.E.; Grandini, C.R. In Vitro Cytotoxicity of a Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta Alloy Doped with Different Oxygen Contents. Materials 2014, 7, 2183-2193.

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Donato TAG, de Almeida LH, Arana-Chavez VE, Grandini CR. In Vitro Cytotoxicity of a Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta Alloy Doped with Different Oxygen Contents. Materials. 2014; 7(3):2183-2193.

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Donato, Tatiani A.G.; de Almeida, Luciano H.; Arana-Chavez, Victor E.; Grandini, Carlos R. 2014. "In Vitro Cytotoxicity of a Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta Alloy Doped with Different Oxygen Contents." Materials 7, no. 3: 2183-2193.

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