Formation of Biomimetic Hydroxyapatite Coating on Titanium Plates
Keywords:biomimetic hydroxyapatite, titanium plates, surface modification
AbstractHydroxyapatite (HA) has long been used as a coating material in the implant industry for orthopedic implant applications. HA is the natural inorganic constituent of bone and teeth. By coating titanium (base material of implant engineering because of its lightness and durability) with hydroxyapatite, we can provide higher biocompatibility of titanium implants, according to HA ability to form a direct biochemical bond with living tissues. This article reports a biomimetic approach for coating hydroxyapatite with titanium A method of modifying the surface of titanium by organic modifiers (for creating functional groups on the surface), followed by formation "self-assembled" layer of biomimetic hydroxyapatite in simulated body fluid (SBF). FTIR and XPS confirmed the formation of hydroxyapatite coatings on titanium surface. Comparative study of the formation of HA on the surface of titanium plates modified by different functional groups: Ti(≡OH), Ti/(≡Si-OH) and Ti/(≡COOH) is conducted. It was found that the closest to natural stoichiometric hydroxyapatite Ca/P ratio was obtained on Ti/(≡COOH) samples.
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