Landi E1, Tampieri A, Celotti G, Langenati R, Sandri M, Sprio S.
Biomaterials. 2005 Jun;26(16):2835-45.The effectiveness of synthetic body fluids (SBF) as biomimetic sources to synthesize carbonated hydroxyapatite (CHA) powder similar to the biological inorganic phase, in terms of composition and microstructure, was investigated. CHA apatite powders were prepared following two widely experimented routes: (1) calcium nitrate tetrahydrate and diammonium hydrogen phosphate and (2) calcium hydroxide and ortophosphoric acid, but using SBF as synthesis medium instead of pure water. Read More