A Simplified Preparation Method of Silicon-Substituted Calcium Phosphates According to Green Chemistry Principles
A simplified preparation method of silicon-substituted calcium phosphates with a very high yield (close to 100%) has been elaborated, according to the principles of Green Chemistry. The technique consists of mixing of crystals of calcium nitrate and ammonium dihydrogen phosphate in the desired proportions, following by addition of the necessary amount of a silicon-containing compound. The homogenous mixture is sintered between 900 and 1200°C. Either a siliconcontaining hydroxyapatite (Si-HA) or a silicon-stabilized tricalcium phosphate (Si-αTCP) can be synthesized, depending on the Ca/P, Ca/(P+Si) and Si/P molar ratios.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
S. V. Dorozhkin et al., "A Simplified Preparation Method of Silicon-Substituted Calcium Phosphates According to Green Chemistry Principles", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 55-58, 2007