Volume 2, Issue 1

Original research papers



Gabriela Ciobanu, Octavian Ciobanu

Pages: 53-57

DOI: 10.21175/RadJ.2017.01.011

Received: 27 FEB 2016, Received revised: 28 MAR 2016, Accepted: 1 APR 2016, Published online: 20 APR 2017

This study relates to a new biocement prepared from mixtures of Bi-substituted hydroxyapatite and calcium sulphate dihydrate using deionized water as liquid phase. The Bi-substituted hydroxyapatite nanopowder was produced by the co-precipitation method using Ca(OH)2, H3PO4 and Bi(NO3)3·5H2O raw materials as calcium, phosphorous and bismuth sources. The XRD diffractograms of the cement powders indicate only hydroxyapatite and CaSO4 phases. This biocement exhibits radio-opacity, thus enhancing its utility in the dental and medical fields.
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