Calcium Orthophosphates: Applications in Nature, Biology, and Medicine, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Calcium Orthophosphates

Applications in Nature, Biology, and Medicine, 1st Edition

By Sergey V. Dorozhkin

Jenny Stanford Publishing

850 pages | 73 B/W Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science