Conversion of coral sand to calcium phosphate for biomedical applications

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dc.contributor.author Chou, J
dc.contributor.author Ben-Nissan, B
dc.contributor.author Choi, AH
dc.contributor.author Wuhrer, R
dc.contributor.author Green, D
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-12T05:31:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 2007, 43 (1), pp. 44 - 48
dc.identifier.issn 0004-881X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3306
dc.description.abstract Coral sand grains were analyzed using simultaneous differential thermogravimetric analysis (DTA/TGA), Fourier-Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), x-ray diffraction (XRD), and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM). These techniques were performed to confirm the characteristics and properties as well as the composition of the coral sand grains. Imaging of the full surface topography were conducted in the ESEM. After characterization coral sand grains were treated for impurities and organic materials were subsequently removed. The materials were than converted to calcium phosphates utilizing hydrothermal treatment. The results have shown that the coral sand grains were composed of calcium carbonate with a network of uniform inner porous structure. The ESEM has provided valuable information through the imaging of the samples which in turn allowed a comparison of the pore sizes before and after the hydrothermal treatment. The current study shows that the coral sand to be a promising source of converted calcium carbonate to calcium phosphates for biomedical applications.
dc.language eng
dc.title Conversion of coral sand to calcium phosphate for biomedical applications
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 43
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 44 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 48 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0912 Materials Engineering
dc.personcode 880536
dc.personcode 760028
dc.personcode 040752
dc.personcode 101289
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Materials Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords biomimetic, calcium phosphate, hydroxyapatite, coral sand en_US
dc.description.keywords biomimetic, calcium phosphate, hydroxyapatite, coral sand
dc.description.keywords Biomimetic
dc.description.keywords Biomimetic
dc.description.keywords Calcium phosphate
dc.description.keywords Calcium phosphate
dc.description.keywords Coral sand
dc.description.keywords Coral sand
dc.description.keywords Hydroxyapatite
dc.description.keywords Hydroxyapatite
dc.description.keywords Biomimetic
dc.description.keywords Calcium phosphate
dc.description.keywords Coral sand
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/Faculty of Science/School of Medical and Molecular Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Technologies


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