Fully-Interconnected Pore Forming Calcium Phosphate Cement


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Calcium phosphate cement that foams fully-interconnected porous structure along with its gradual replacement to bone may be ideal for bone defect reconstruction. In the present study, α-tricalcium phosphate (αTCP) microspheres were exposed to acidic calcium phosphate solution. It was found that the αTCP microspheres set in approximately 10 min to form fully-interconnected porous structure. The porosity was approximately 50% and the pore size was 300µm. The surface of the porous body was dicalcium phosphate dihydrate whereas the inside was αTCP.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 493-494)

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Eyup Sabri Kayali, Gultekin Goller and Ipek Akin






I. Kunio et al., "Fully-Interconnected Pore Forming Calcium Phosphate Cement", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 493-494, pp. 832-835, 2012

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October 2011




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