8th International Symposium on Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2005 (PAT 2005), Budapest, 13–16 September, 2005, Part 1.
Biopolymer-hydroxyapatite composite coatings prepared by electrospinning†
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Polymers for Advanced Technologies
Special Issue: Selected papers presented at the 8th International Symposium on Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2005 (PAT 2005). Budapest, 13–16 September 2005, Part 2
Volume 17, Issue 11-12, pages 902–906, November - December 2006
How to Cite
Bishop, A., Balázsi, C., Yang, J. H. C. and Gouma, P.-I. (2006), Biopolymer-hydroxyapatite composite coatings prepared by electrospinning. Polym. Adv. Technol., 17: 902–906. doi: 10.1002/pat.787
- Issue published online: 8 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 8 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 11 JAN 2006
- biological applications of polymers;
Biocompatibility in research and development of advanced prosthetics is a current problem faced by medical researchers. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a natural ceramic (responsible for strength and stability in the human skeletal system) operable as a biocomposite coating to improve the biocompatibility of materials such as silicon nitride, typically used for bone replacement. In this study, polymer based composites were prepared by electrospinning HA with a biocompatible polymer for the development of a structurally stable casing for prosthetic devices. Presented in this paper is the morphological and structural study of electrospun polymer-HA mats. Electrospun mats were calcinated at the phase transformation temperature of HA revealing pure HA wires with diameters just under 1 µm and lengths of the order of 10 to 50 µm. Results have outlined the dispersion mechanism of HA electrospun with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and cellulose acetate (CA) in varying solvents to discern the effects of acidic additives and electrospinning on the production of HA wires. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.