Researchers from Chinese Academy of Science Report Recent Findings in Bone Research (Solvothermal Transformation of a Calcium Oleate Precursor into Large-Sized Highly Ordered Arrays of Ultralong Hydroxyapatite Microtubes)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Bone Research. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Hydroxyapatite (HAP), a well-known member of the calcium phosphate family, is the major inorganic component of bones and teeth in vertebrates. The highly ordered arrays of HAP structures are of great significance for hard tissue repair and for understanding the formation mechanisms of bones and teeth."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Science, "However, the synthesis of highly ordered HAP structure arrays remains a great challenge. In this work, inspired by the ordered structure of tooth enamel, we have successfully synthesized three-dimensional bulk materials with large sizes (millimeter scale) that are made of highly ordered arrays of ultralong HAP microtubes (HOAUHMs) by solvothermal transformation of calcium oleate precursor. The core-shell-structured oblate sphere consists of a core that is composed of HAP nanorods and a shell that consists of highly ordered HAP microtube arrays. The prepared HOAUHMs are large: 6.0mm in diameter and up to 1.4mm in thickness. With increasing solvothermal reaction time, the HOAUHMs grow larger; the microtubes become more uniform and more ordered."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This work provides a new synthetic method for synthesizing highly ordered arrays of uniform HAP ultralong microtubes that are promising for biomedical applications."
For more information on this research see: Solvothermal Transformation of a Calcium Oleate Precursor into Large-Sized Highly Ordered Arrays of Ultralong Hydroxyapatite Microtubes. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014;20(23):7116-7121. Chemistry-A European Journal can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Bone Research).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B.Q. Lu, Chinese Academy Sci, Shanghai Inst Ceram, State Key Lab High Performance Ceram & Superfine, Shanghai 200050, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.J. Zhu, F. Chen, C. Qi, X.Y. Zhao and J. Zhao.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Phosphates, Bone Research, Hydroxyapatites, Phosphoric Acids, People's Republic of China
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