Published Research - Department of Chemistry

 

Date of this Version

10-23-2003

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Published in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 66A (2003), 411–416. Copyright © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Used by permission.

Abstract

Composite coatings containing brushite (CaHPO4 • 2H2O) and chitosan were prepared by electrochemical deposition. The brushite/chitosan composites were converted to hydroxyapatite/chitosan composites in aqueous solutions of sodium hydroxide. The coatings ranged from 1 to 15% chitosan by weight. Qualitative assessment of the coatings showed adhesion signifi cantly improved over that observed for electrodeposited coatings of pure HA.

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