Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of β-Tricalcium Phosphate Reinforced Polyhydroxybutyrate and Polyhydroxybutyrate-Co-Hydroxyvalerate Composites

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Two series of bioactive and biodegradable composite materials consisting of particulate β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and its copolymer polyhydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) were produced and investigated for bone tissue repair. A manufacturing route employing injection moulding was established for producing the biomedical composites. In the process, plates of composites containing 10%, 20%, 30% or 40% by volume of micro-sized TCP particles were successfully injection moulded for both TCP/PHB and TCP/PHBV composites. Thermal properties of as-produced TCP/PHB and TCP/PHBV composites were systematically evaluated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The mechanical performance of TCP/PHB and TCP/PHBV composites was assessed using dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA).

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 334-335)

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J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang

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1217-1220

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Y. Liu and M. Wang, "Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of β-Tricalcium Phosphate Reinforced Polyhydroxybutyrate and Polyhydroxybutyrate-Co-Hydroxyvalerate Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 1217-1220, 2007

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March 2007

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