Microwave-assisted synthesis of highly crystalline mesoporous hydroxyapatite with a Rod-shaped morphology

Mercy R. Benzigar, Gurudas P. Mane, Siddulu N. Talapaneni, Shaji Varghese, Chokkalingam Anand, Salem S. Aldeyab, Veerappan V. Balasubramanian, Ajayan Vinu

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Abstract

Mesoporous hydroxyapatite (MHA) with a rod-shaped morphology has been successfully synthesized for the first time employing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as a template and CaCl 2 and K 2HPO 4 as the precursors for hydroxyapatite under alkaline medium at the reaction temperature of 120°C via microwave method. The obtained material exhibits a disordered mesoporous structure with a high crystallinity and highly uniform rod-like morphology with an average size of ca. 25 nm in width and 100 nm in length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2012

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