Colloids and Surfaces A 538 (2018) 270–279 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Colloids and Surfaces A journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/colsurfa L-arginine directed and ultrasonically aided growth of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite particles with tunable morphology Sundarraj Saranya, Selvaraj Joseph Samuel Justin, Rajadurai Vijay Solomon, Paul Wilson Department of Chemistry, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Chennai, 600059, Tamil Nadu, India GR APHICAL A BSTRACT ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Hydroxyapatite, Ca (PO ) (OH) , a main inorganic component of bone material is widely used in various 10 4 6 2 Hydroxyapatite biomedical applications due to its excellent bioactivity and biocompatibility. Synthesizing hydroxyapatite of L-arginine desired morphology by a prior and conscious manipulation of interfacial electrostatic interaction has been a Ultrasonication challenge to be addressed in the arena of biomaterials research. In the present study, L-arginine as an amino acid Amino acids has been chosen as a growth modiﬁer of hydroxyapatite particles, as its isoelectric point (10.75) is comparable to Isoelectric point the conducive alkaline pH for the synthesis of hydroxyapatite and consequently owing to its strong interaction of Density functional theory guanidino group below the isoelectric point with phosphate group of hydroxyapatite than its counterparts. Further, eﬀorts have been made to investigate the
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects – Elsevier
Published: Feb 5, 2018
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