Transformation of Bone Origin Hydroxyapatite at Elevated Temperatures and in Selected Atmospheres
In the present work the behaviour of HAp extracted from pig bones at elevated temperatures up to 1000oC in O2 and CO2 atmospheres has been studied. It has been found that CO2 atmosphere arrests HAp decomposition. Chemical analysis and infrared spectroscopy reveal that no free CaO appears and no decrease of CO3 -2 concentration groups occurs in the material calcined in CO2 atmosphere. In the O2 atmosphere at elevated temperatures CaO and CO2 are emitted from the samples, although the remaining material retains the HAp structure as indicated by the X-ray diffraction.
Deliang Zhang, Kim Pickering, Brian Gabbitas, Peng Cao, Alan Langdon, Rob Torrens and Johan Verbeek
K. Haberko et al., "Transformation of Bone Origin Hydroxyapatite at Elevated Temperatures and in Selected Atmospheres", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 29-30, pp. 231-234, 2007