Mesoscopically Ordered Bone-Mimetic Nanocomposites

Wen Xiao He, Anand K. Rajasekharan, Ali R. Tehrani-Bagha, Martin Andersson*

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Abstract

A sustainable approach that highly mimics bone-material deposition is reported to produce mechanically stable, degradable composites with nanostructures resembling that of natural bone. Molecular self-assembly combining intermolecular crosslinking leads to resilient matrices possessing long-range ordered aqueous domains, inside which moderately aligned poorly crystalline apatite is converted from the transient amorphous calcium phosphate phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2260-2264
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • biomimetic mineralization
  • bone-like apatite
  • molecular self-assembly
  • polymerizable amphiphiles
  • transient amorphous phase

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