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Type: Journal article
Title: Frabicating hydroxyapatite nanorods using a biomacromolecule template
Author: Zhu, A.
Lu, Y.
Si, Y.
Dai, S.
Citation: Applied Surface Science, 2011; 257(8):3174-3179
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0169-4332
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Aiping Zhu, Yan Lu, Yunfeng Si, Sheng Dai
Abstract: Rod-like hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles with various aspect ratios are synthesized by means of low-temperature hydrothermal method in the presence of a N-[(2-hydroxy-3-trimethylammonium) propyl]chitosan chloride (HTCC) template. The synthesized HAps were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The results reveal that HAps are rod-like monocrystals, where the size and morphology can be tailored by varying synthesis conditions, such as pH, hydrothermal synthesis temperature and the ratio of PO43− to the quaternary ammonium in HTCC. The mechanism of HTCC template on HAp nanorod preparation is analyzed.
Keywords: HTCC; Hydroxyapatite; Nanorods; Template
Rights: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020102568
DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.10.135
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