Comprehensive Structural Studies of Ultra-Fine Nanocrystalline Calcium Hydroxyapatite using MAS NMR and FT-IR Spectroscopic Methods

Łukasz Pajchel , Violetta Kowalska , Dariusz Smoleń , Aleksandra Kędzierska , Elżbieta Pietrzykowska , Witold Łojkowski , Wacław Kołodziejski


Three nanoapatites produced using a microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS), including one with a mean crystal size of only 6 nm, were characterized by high-resolution solid-state NMR (1H and 31P) and FT-IR spectroscopies. It was found that nanoapatite particles had an inner crystal core covered by a non-apatitic surface hydrated layer with an outermost liquid-like zone. Various physicochemical properties of those apatite compartments were determined. Important structural details, such as deficiency and disorder of structural OH− ions were discovered and discussed. The materials were also compared with respect to the reaction time and thermal post-synthesis treatment in order to optimize their preparation conditions to the required performance. The study emphasizes the influence of the surface hydrated layer on the physicochemical properties and biological activity of nanoapatites.
Author Łukasz Pajchel
Łukasz Pajchel,,
, Violetta Kowalska
Violetta Kowalska,,
, Dariusz Smoleń
Dariusz Smoleń,,
, Aleksandra Kędzierska (FC / CChT) - [Instytut Wysokich Ciśnień Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Instytut Wysokich Ciśnień Polskiej Akademii Nauk)]
Aleksandra Kędzierska,,
- Chair of Chemical Technology
- Instytut Wysokich Ciśnień Polskiej Akademii Nauk
, Elżbieta Pietrzykowska
Elżbieta Pietrzykowska,,
, Witold Łojkowski
Witold Łojkowski,,
, Wacław Kołodziejski
Wacław Kołodziejski,,
Journal seriesMaterials Research Bulletin, ISSN 0025-5408
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishInorganic compounds; Nanostructures; Surfaces; Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); Infrared spectroscopy
Languageen angielski
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