Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Synthesized from Sea Shells and Electrospin Coating of Hydroxyapatite for Biomedical Applications


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This study presents wet chemical reaction synthesis of nano Hydroxyapatite (HA) powder from seashells and the use of HA powder for the preparation of a composite coating with polysulfone (PSU), a biocompatible polymer which is electrospun on to Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The XRD/EDX patterns obtained for the synthesized powder showed phase pure hydoxyapatite and the HR-SEM analysis revealed that the HA particles have rod-shaped morphology. The HA powder was reinforced with Polysulfone (PSU) under different concentrations and coated by electro spinning over 2 mm thick sheets of Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The coated titanium sheets were also characterized by HR-SEM.



Edited by:

D. Rajan Babu




S. Santhosh and S. Balasivanandha Prabu, "Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Synthesized from Sea Shells and Electrospin Coating of Hydroxyapatite for Biomedical Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 584, pp. 435-439, 2012

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October 2012




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