Water-Soluble Cellulose Derivatives Are Sustainable Additives for Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization
AbstractThe effect of cellulose-based polyelectrolytes on biomimetic calcium phosphate mineralization is described. Three cellulose derivatives, a polyanion, a polycation, and a polyzwitterion were used as additives. Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, IR and Raman spectroscopy show that, depending on the composition of the starting solution, hydroxyapatite or brushite precipitates form. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy also show that significant amounts of nitrate ions are incorporated in the precipitates. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy shows that the Ca/P ratio varies throughout the samples and resembles that of other bioinspired calcium phosphate hybrid materials. Elemental analysis shows that the carbon (i.e., polymer) contents reach 10% in some samples, clearly illustrating the formation of a true hybrid material. Overall, the data indicate that a higher polymer concentration in the reaction mixture favors the formation of polymer-enriched materials, while lower polymer concentrations or high precursor concentrations favor the formation of products that are closely related to the control samples precipitated in the absence of polymer. The results thus highlight the potential of (water-soluble) cellulose derivatives for the synthesis and design of bioinspired and bio-based hybrid materials. View Full-Text
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Taubert, A.; Balischewski, C.; Hentrich, D.; Elschner, T.; Eidner, S.; Günter, C.; Behrens, K.; Heinze, T. Water-Soluble Cellulose Derivatives Are Sustainable Additives for Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization. Inorganics 2016, 4, 33.
Taubert A, Balischewski C, Hentrich D, Elschner T, Eidner S, Günter C, Behrens K, Heinze T. Water-Soluble Cellulose Derivatives Are Sustainable Additives for Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization. Inorganics. 2016; 4(4):33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Taubert, Andreas; Balischewski, Christian; Hentrich, Doreen; Elschner, Thomas; Eidner, Sascha; Günter, Christina; Behrens, Karsten; Heinze, Thomas. 2016. "Water-Soluble Cellulose Derivatives Are Sustainable Additives for Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization." Inorganics 4, no. 4: 33.
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