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Keywords:

  • bioinorganic chemistry;
  • block copolymers;
  • glasses;
  • mesoporous materials;
  • template synthesis
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Large pore volumes and highly accessible mesopore surface areas are present in highly ordered mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs) prepared by a block copolymer templating approach under non-aqueous conditions. These glasses have a high bone-forming bioactivity in vitro, as shown by immersing them in simulated body fluid (SBF) and monitoring the formation of hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) on the surface (see electron micrographs).