Biomimetic mineralization of hydroxyapatite crystals on the copolymers of vinylphosphonic acid and 4-vinilyimidazole

Dogan O., Oner M.

LANGMUIR, vol.22, no.23, pp.9671-9675, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/la060918p
  • Journal Name: LANGMUIR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.9671-9675
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the present work, copolymers of vinylphosphonic acid and 4-vinilyimidazole (poly(4-VIm-co-VPA)) were found to be substrates favoring the precipitation of nanohydroxyapatite (HAP) crystals from stable supersaturated solutions at pH 7.4 and 37 degrees C. Deposition kinetics were studied by the constant composition technique. The rates of crystallization both on HAP seed crystals as reference and on the copolymer in powder form were investigated at constant supersaturation conditions. The rates of HAP crystal growth on the polymeric substrate were found to depend on the amount of seed material and on the phosphate content of the copolymer.