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dc.contributor.authorKillion, John
dc.contributor.authorGeever, Luke
dc.contributor.authorDevine, Declan
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, James
dc.contributor.authorHigginbotham, Clement L.
dc.identifier.citationKillion, J., Geever, L., Devine, D., Kennedy, J., Higginbotham, Clement L. (2013). Development of synthetic alternatives for bone tissue engineering. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7 (5): 150-156, 2013.en_US
dc.description.abstractDue to the inherent limitations of current biological bone grafts, alternative synthetic substitutes are being pursued. Therefore, this study aimed to improve the bioactive and compressive properties of photopolymerisable polyethylene glycol hydrogels with the incorporation of hydroxyapatite at different loadings. The synthesis of pure hydroxyapatite was verified through Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis by the complete reaction of all constituents. X-ray diffraction confirmed a bioactive layer on the surface of the hydrogel based composites through the formation of carbonate hydroxyapatite. A reduction in percentage swelling and hydroxyapatite absorbing the compressive load resulted in the hydrogel composites with enhanced compression strength in terms of Young’s modulus and storage modulus.en_US
dc.publisherAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectMaterials scienceen_US
dc.subjectBiomedical materialsen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of synthetic alternatives for bone tissue engineering.en_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentMaterials Science Institute AITen_US

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