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Biomimetic assembly of multilevel hydroxyapatite using bacterial cellulose hydrogel as a reactor

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Abstract

In this paper, in a simple alternating immersion method, bacterial cellulose hydrogel (BCH) is used as a template to produce hydroxyapatite (HA) by oriented crystallization and a multilevel structure ranging from nano-scale needles to submicron-scale pompons and micron-scale hollow coaxial tubules of HA crystals. The presence of egg white protein significantly improves the crystallinity of the HA. Analysis of the mineralization mechanism shows that the weak coordination of the hydroxyl groups on the BC molecule with Ca2+ and the steric hindrance in the BCH are the major factors in the assembly of the HA. This study may help people understand the mechanism of bone mineralization and provide guidance for its biomimetic preparation.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic assembly of multilevel hydroxyapatite using bacterial cellulose hydrogel as a reactor

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The article was received on 12 Jul 2019, accepted on 23 Jul 2019 and first published on 24 Jul 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE01086F
CrystEngComm, 2019,21, 4859-4863

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    Biomimetic assembly of multilevel hydroxyapatite using bacterial cellulose hydrogel as a reactor

    X. Liu, K. Li, C. Wu, Z. Li, B. Wu, X. Duan, Y. Zhou and C. Pei, CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 4859
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CE01086F

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