Preparation and Characterization of Porous β-TCP/PLLA Composites with High β-TCP Content


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Porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP)/ Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA) composites were prepared by thermally induced phase separation method. The results showed that the composite had an interconnected pore structure with ~200μm macropores. The inorganic particle content in the composites varied from 50% to 80% and these particles were homogeneously dispersed in PLLA matrix. The composites obtained in this study could act as a promising scaffold for bone tissue engineering because of the pore structure and the mechanical properties.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 330-332)

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Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu




H. B. Liu et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Porous β-TCP/PLLA Composites with High β-TCP Content", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 491-494, 2007

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February 2007




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