Singh, Anjuvan (2010) Chemical synthesis and development of porous hydroxyapatite from snail shell and its study of biocompatibility. PhD thesis.
A novel attempt is made to convert the calcium carbonate skeleton of widely available garden snail shell to hydroxyapatite based bioceramics. The snail shell was found to decompose within 8500C to all the carbonate phases. The calcined snail shells were then treated with acids followed by different chemicals in ammoniacal media maintaining proper stoichemetry to produce fine Hydroxyapatite (HAP) as filter cake with Ca/P molar ratio of 1.67. The dried HAP powder was extremely pure with specific surface area of 15m2/g.
The different characterization techniques were adopted both for calcined snail shell and HAP synthesized like X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Thermal Analysis (DTA/TGA), Fourier Transform Infra red Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The surface area and the particle size, of the HAP powder prepared by chemical precipitation route, were also determined by BET and Malvern particle size analyzer respectively.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Snail shell, Hydroxyapatite, Calcination, Naphthalene, Microstructure, Synthetic Body Fluid, Bioactivity, Bioceramics.|
|Subjects:||Chemistry > Biochemistry|
|Divisions:||Sciences > Department of Chemistry|
|Deposited By:||Hemanta Biswal|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2012 21:43|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2012 18:32|
|Supervisor(s):||Purohit, K M|
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