1st Edition

Calcium Orthophosphates
Applications in Nature, Biology, and Medicine

ISBN 9789814316620
Published June 4, 2012 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
850 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations

USD $295.00

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Book Description

Due to a great chemical similarity with the biological calcified tissues, many calcium orthophosphates possess remarkable biocompatibility and bioactivity. Materials scientists use this property extensively to construct artificial bone grafts that are either entirely made of or only surface-coated with the biologically relevant calcium orthophosphates. Porous scaffolds made of calcium orthophosphates are very promising tools for tissue engineering applications. A comprehensive overview of calcium orthophosphates, this book highlights their importance and biomedical uses.

Table of Contents

Calcium Apatites and Other Calcium Orthophosphates
Amorphous Calcium (Ortho)Phosphates
Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates
Calcium Orthophosphates as Bioceramics; Self-Setting Calcium Orthophosphate Formulations: Cements, Concretes, Pastes and Putties
Calcium Orthophosphate-Based Biocomposites and Hybrid Biomaterials
The Dissolution Mechanism of Calcium Apatites in Acids
History of Calcium Orthophosphates

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