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Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Calcium Silicate/Citric Acid-Based Polymer Composite Materials
International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (2015)
Abstract

Optimal implants for bone tissue engineering require sufficient mechanical strength as well as apt bioactivity and biodegradability. Calcium silicate (CaSiO3 - CS) ceramics have been studied for tissue engineering and implantation for their good bioactivity properties. Elastomer poly (1.8-octanediol citrate) (POC), one of the most biocompatible polymer, is used for biomedical application. The objective of this study is to fabricate a novel composite of calcium silicate with different ratios of POC to enhance the mechanical properties. The results showed that the compressive and the bending strengths of calcium silicate/POC biocomposite were improved remarkably at 40 wt% POC. Link to Full-Text Articles : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12151/abstract

Keywords
  • in-vitro,
  • biodegradable elastomers,
  • hydroxyapatite,
  • bone,
  • nanocomposites,
  • degradation,
  • scaffolds,
  • behavior,
  • powders
Publication Date
March, 2015
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
"Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Calcium Silicate/Citric Acid-Based Polymer Composite Materials" International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology Vol. 12 Iss. 2 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/facultyofengineering_universityofmalaya/53/