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The effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite

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Abstract

Hydroxyapatite and fluorhydroxyapatite (F)HA nanoparticles were synthesised in the presence of branched poly(acrylic acid)s (PAA) synthesised via reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerisation and compared to those synthesised in the presence of linear PAA. Analysis of the resulting nanoparticles using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction and transition electron microscopy found that the polymer was included within the nanoparticle samples and affected their morphology with nanoparticles synthesised in the presence of branched PAA being more acicular and smaller overall.

Graphical abstract: The effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite

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The article was received on 12 Jan 2017, accepted on 06 Jul 2017 and first published on 08 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00144D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017,5, 6027-6033
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    The effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite

    L. Shallcross, K. Roche, C. J. Wilcock, K. T. Stanton, T. Swift, S. Rimmer, P. V. Hatton and S. G. Spain, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 6027
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00144D

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