Apatite Formation on Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Containing Sulfonic Group
Apatite formation in living body is essential condition for artificial materials to exhibit bone-bonding ability, i.e. bioactivity. It has been recently revealed that sulfonic group triggers apatite nucleation in body environment. Organic-inorganic hybrids consisting of organic polymer and the sulfonic group are therefore expected to be useful for novel bone-repairing materials exhibiting flexibility as well as bioactivity. In the present study, organic-inorganic hybrids were prepared from vinylsulfonic acid sodium salt and hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA), a kind of acrylic polymer. Bioactivity of the hybrids was assessed in vitro by examining their acceptance of apatite formation in simulated body fluid (SBF, Kokubo solution). The obtained hybrids showed the apatite deposition after soaking in SBF within 7 d.
Panjian Li, Kai Zhang and Clifford W. Colwell, Jr.
T. Miyazaki et al., "Apatite Formation on Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Containing Sulfonic Group", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 284-286, pp. 725-728, 2005