Bioactivity was investigated for several organically modified silicates (Ormosils) prepared through sol-gel processes. Ca(II)-free samples were biocompatible only, but Ca(II) containing samples were bioactive and deposited apatite during immersion in a simulated body fluid. The ease of silanol (Si-OH) group formation on the ormosils was considered a predominant factor controlling the bioactivity, while the effect of dissolved Ca(II) ions to increase the degree of supersaturation in the simulated body fluid is secondary.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering