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Paz A.,Biomaterials and NanostructuResearch Group | Guadarrama D.,Biomaterials and NanostructuResearch Group | Lopez M.,Biomaterials and NanostructuResearch Group | Gonzalez J.E.,Biomaterials and NanostructuResearch Group | And 2 more authors.
Quimica Nova | Year: 2012

In this study, bioactive hydroxyapatite nanoparticles were prepared by two different methods: wet chemical precipitation and biomimetic precipitation. The aim was to evaluate the morphology, particle-size, crystallinity and phases of the powders obtained by traditional wet chemical precipitation and the novel biomimetic precipitation using a supersaturated calcium solution. The nanoparticles were investigated by transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results revealed that the nanoparticles were formed by hydroxyapatite with a high crystallinity and controlled morphology. Additionally, it was found that the shape and size of the nanoparticles can be modified with each preparation method.

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