Tunable Degradation Rate and Favorable Bioactivity of Porous Calcium Sulfate Scaffolds by Introducing Nano-Hydroxyapatite
AbstractThe bone scaffolds should possess suitable physicochemical properties and osteogenic activities. In this study, porous calcium sulfate (CaSO4) scaffolds were fabricated successfully via selected laser sintering (SLS). Nano-hydroxyapatite (nHAp), a bioactive material with a low degradation rate, was introduced into CaSO4 scaffolds to overcome the overquick absorption. The results demonstrated that nHAp could not only control the degradation rate of scaffolds by adjusting their content, but also improve the pH environment by alleviating the acidification progress during the degradation of CaSO4 scaffolds. Moreover, the improved scaffolds were covered completely with the apatite spherulites in simulated body fluid (SBF), showing their favorable bioactivity. In addition, the compression strength and fracture toughness were distinctly enhanced, which could be ascribed to large specific area of nHAp and the corresponding stress transfer. View Full-Text
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Zhou, J.; Yuan, F.; Peng, S.; Xie, H.; Wu, P.; Feng, P.; Gao, C.; Yang, Y.; Guo, W.; Lai, D.; Zhou, Z.; Zhu, X.; Shuai, C. Tunable Degradation Rate and Favorable Bioactivity of Porous Calcium Sulfate Scaffolds by Introducing Nano-Hydroxyapatite. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 411.
Zhou J, Yuan F, Peng S, Xie H, Wu P, Feng P, Gao C, Yang Y, Guo W, Lai D, Zhou Z, Zhu X, Shuai C. Tunable Degradation Rate and Favorable Bioactivity of Porous Calcium Sulfate Scaffolds by Introducing Nano-Hydroxyapatite. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(12):411.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Jianhua; Yuan, Fulai; Peng, Shuping; Xie, Hui; Wu, Ping; Feng, Pei; Gao, Chengde; Yang, Youwen; Guo, Wang; Lai, Duan; Zhou, Zhiyang; Zhu, Xueling; Shuai, Cijun. 2016. "Tunable Degradation Rate and Favorable Bioactivity of Porous Calcium Sulfate Scaffolds by Introducing Nano-Hydroxyapatite." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 12: 411.
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