Biomineralization Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol/Bioglass Biocomposite Hydrogels
In order to form the firm active fixation with the adjacent bone, a new kind of bioactive composite hydrogel was prepared as calcic layer of cartilage with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and bioglass (BG). The biomineralization properties of the PVA/BG biocomposite hydrogel were studied through Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, XRD and SEM with EDX. Results showed that hydroxylcarbonateapatite was formed on the surface of the PVA/BG biocomposite hydrogel after the biocomposite hydrogel soaked into SBF solution. The composite possesses good mineralization properties and could form good firm active fixation with the adjacent bone.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. J. Wang et al., "Biomineralization Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol/Bioglass Biocomposite Hydrogels", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1218-1220, 2008