Paper Title:

Setting Kinetics Observation of a Brushite Cement by FTIR and DSC

Periodical Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 309 - 311)
Main Theme Bioceramics 18
Edited by Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
Pages 837-840
DOI 10.4028/
Citation M.P. Hofmann et al., 2006, Key Engineering Materials, 309-311, 837
Online since May 2006
Authors M.P. Hofmann, A.M. Young, Showan N. Nazhat, Uwe Gbureck, J.E. Barralet
Keywords Bone Cement, Brushite, Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC), FT-IR, Setting Kinetics
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Time resolved infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and isothermal differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used for the first time to monitor the chemical reaction in a fast setting brushite forming calcium phosphate cement. It was found that the reaction percentage at a given time was dependent on temperature and not powder to liquid (P/L) ratio. Both methods showed that there was, within the temperature range investigated, a single autocatalytic like setting reaction within the cement paste. Final conversion of the reactants was found to be unaffected by temperature and P/L ratio.