Several substituted â-tricalcium phosphates have been prepared with different cations (monovalent, divalent and trivalent) and at various levels of substitution. Structural investigations have proved that fewer than ~10% wt substitution, the substituted compounds are isostructural to â- TCP, leading to solid solutions. These samples have been characterized by infrared and Raman spectroscopies. The vibrational spectra show mainly the bands related to the vibrations of PO43- tetrahedrons present in the structure. As Raman scattering and infrared absorption are local probes, the bands are sensitive to the local environment of the distinct tetrahedrons, related to the site of substitution and to the nature of the cations.