Viscoelastic properties and bioactivity of sol-gel derived gelatin-silicate composites: Effects of the incorporated Ca2+ ions

L. Ren, K. Tsuru, S. Hayakawa, A. Osaka

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Abstract

Several gelatin-silicate composites, with or without incorporation of Ca2+ ions, were synthesized through sol-gel processing starting from gelatin and 3- (glycidoxypropyl) trimethoxysilane. The structure around the Si atoms was similar for all the samples. The measurement of viscoelastic properties indicated that the glass transition temperature and activation energy decreased with the incorporation of Ca2+ ions. The Ca2+ ion-containing composites were bioactive as they spontaneously deposited apatite when soaked in a simulated body fluid of the Kokubo recipe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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