Ishikawa K1, Kawachi G2, Tsuru K2, Yoshimoto A2.
Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2017 Mar 1;72:389-393. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.11.093. Epub 2016 Nov 25.Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) has been used as a bone substitute, and is a precursor for carbonate apatite, which is also a promising bone substitute. However, limited studies have been reported on the fabrication of artificial calcite blocks. In the present study, cylindrical calcite blocks (ϕ6×3mm) were fabricated by compositional transformation based on dissolution-precipitation reactions using different calcium sulfate blocks as a precursor. Read More