Paper Title:
Study of Biodegradation of Pure Magnesium

Magnesium and its alloys are possible to develop new type of biodegradable medical magnesium alloys by using their active corrosion potential. The bio-corrosion properties of the high pure magnesium in the Hank’s solution were investigated in this paper, the results showed that high pure magnesium had a low corrosion rate and hydrogen release in Hank’s solution, when the pH value of solution was controlled at 7.5, the corrosion rate was under 0.2mm/year, the production of hydrogen was about 0.15ml/cm2, and if the solution wasn’t controlled on pH value, the corrosion rate was about 0.02 mm/year, production of hydrogen was about 0.1ml/cm2 . Result of in vitro Kinetic clotting time test and animal implant prep-test showed that High pure magnesium had good thromboresistant property and tissue compatibility, pure magnesium can biodegrade lowly in animal body and formed surface apatite, which proportion of Ca/P was similar with bone tissue.

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 342-343)
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Young-Ha Kim, Chong-Su Cho, Inn-Kyu Kang, Suk Young Kim and Oh Hyeong Kwon
Y. B. Ren, H. Wang, J. J. Huang, B. C. Zhang, K. Yang, "Study of Biodegradation of Pure Magnesium", Key Engineering Materials, Vols 342-343, pp. 601-604, Jul. 2007
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