A comparative study of thai and Australian crocodile bone for use as a potential biomaterial

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, K
dc.contributor.author Boonyang, U
dc.contributor.author Evans, L
dc.contributor.author Siripaisarnpipat, S
dc.contributor.author Ben-Nissan, B
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:02:27Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Key Engineering Materials, 2006, 309-311 I pp. 15 - 18
dc.identifier.issn 1013-9826
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1133
dc.description.abstract This study aims to characterize the structure and properties of crocodile bone to assess the potential for use in biomedical applications. Crocodile bone samples obtained from Thailand (Crocodylus siamensis) and Australia (Crocodylus porosus), being the tail and the tibia respectively, were treated to remove organic material and the inner spongy (trabecular) material. The dense cortical bone was used for comparative instrumental analyses. Specific comparisons were made against bovine cortical bone and pure synthetic hydroxyapatite. The material was then analyzed using simultaneous differential thermal analysis/thermogravimetric analysis (DTA/TGA), Fourier-Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). Imaging of full bone samples was also conducted using an environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM). The SEM provided valuable information through the imaging of samples, showing a marked increase in bone porosity for crocodile material when compared to bovine samples. The crystallinity and/or crystallite size of carbonated hydroxyapatite has been found to be lower than synthetic apatite, with the tibia being the least crystalline of the bone types studied. The crystallinity index (CI) is used as a measure of crystallite size and internal strain. The strain is affected by substitutions in the structure and these results provide a starting point for comparison of the resulting mechanical properties. There is a need for any biomaterial chosen for bone replacement to allow adequate osteointegration. Thus the study this far shows that crocodile bone is a very promising source of carbonated apatite for biomedical applications.
dc.language eng
dc.title A comparative study of thai and Australian crocodile bone for use as a potential biomaterial
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Key Engineering Materials
dc.journal.volume 309-311 I
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Zurich-Uetikon, Switzerland en_US
dc.publocation Malmo, Sweden
dc.identifier.startpage 15 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0999 Other Engineering
dc.personcode 920832
dc.personcode 760028
dc.personcode 998125
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.description.keywords Bioceramic
dc.description.keywords Biomaterial
dc.description.keywords Bone
dc.description.keywords Bonegraft
dc.description.keywords Crocodile
dc.description.keywords Hydroxyapatite
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Technologies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:38+10:00]
utslib.collection.history School of Chemistry and Forensic Science (ID: 339)

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