Porous Apatite Carrier Prepared by Hydrothermal Method
Porous apatite carrier with high selectivity of adsorption was prepared by using hydrothermal method. α-TCP as the starting material was changed into hydroxyapatite at the temperature above 120 °C for the period over 3 h under saturated vapor pressure. Porous apatite carriers were composed of rod-shaped crystals with non-stoichiometric hydroxyapatite composition. Since HA crystals had rod like shape, the area of a-surface was larger than that of c-surface. This carrier had higher selectivity for bovine serum albumin (acidic protein) than lysozyme chloride (basic protein). This material must be suitable as scaffold for cultured bone, for bone graft material and for drug delivery system (DDS).
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
G. Kawachi et al., "Porous Apatite Carrier Prepared by Hydrothermal Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 935-938, 2006