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STEM and EDXS characterisation of physico-chemical reactions at the periphery of sol-gel derived Zn-substituted hydroxyapatites during interactions with biological fluids.

Abstract : With its good properties of biocompatibility and bioactivity hydroxyapatite (HA) is highly used as bone substitutes and as coatings on metallic prostheses. In order to improve the bioactive properties of HA, we have elaborated Zn2+ doped hydroxyapatite. Zn2+ ions substitute for Ca2+ cations in the HA structure and four Zn concentrations (Zn/Zn + Ca) were prepared at 0.5, 1, 2 and 5 at.%. To study physico-chemical reactions at the materials periphery, we immersed the bioceramics into biological fluids for intervals from 1 day to 20 days. The surface changes were studied at the nanometer scale by scanning transmission electron microscopy associated with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. After 20 days of immersion, we observed the formation of a calcium–phosphate layer at the periphery of the HA doped with 5% zinc. This layer contains magnesium and its thickness was around 200 nm. Formation of this Ca–P–Mg layer represents the bioactive properties of 5% Zn-substituted hydroxyapatite. This biologically active layer improves the properties of HA and will permit a chemical bond between the ceramic and bone.
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Edouard Jallot, Jean-Marie Nedelec, Anne Grimault, Emmanuelle Chassot, Alexia Grandjean-Laquerriere, et al.. STEM and EDXS characterisation of physico-chemical reactions at the periphery of sol-gel derived Zn-substituted hydroxyapatites during interactions with biological fluids.. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Elsevier, 2005, 42 (3-4), pp.205-10. ⟨10.1016/j.colsurfb.2005.03.001⟩. ⟨inserm-00069814⟩

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