High internal phase emulsion as reaction medium for precipitating brushite crystals

Huang, N.M. and Lim, H.N. and Kassim, A. and Lee, K.H. and Syahida, A. and Chia, C.H. (2010) High internal phase emulsion as reaction medium for precipitating brushite crystals. Ceramics International, 36 (5). pp. 1503-1509. ISSN 02728842,

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This present work was aimed at fabrication of brushite crystals using oil-in-water high internal phase emulsion as a reaction medium. The oil phase of more than 75 wt. was dispersed in the continuous aqueous phase. Due to the high oil volume fraction, the oil droplets were no longer spherical but were squeezed to take the shape of polyhedral. The morphology of the crystals was influenced by the structure of the emulsion and precursor concentration. The crystals were subjected to cytotoxicity test to ensure their compatibility with synoviocytes, which are cells that line the knee joints of rabbits. The crystals were able to sustain the cells for 5 days, which manifest their potential as osteoconductive coatings. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brushite E. Biomedical applications High internal phase emulsion Aqueous phase Cytotoxicity test High internal phase emulsions Knee joint Oil droplets Oil phase Oil-in-water Osteoconductive Precursor concentration Reaction medium Synoviocytes Crystals Emulsification Joints (anatomy) Crystal structure
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2014 08:40
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5289

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