In vitro dissolution of calcium sulfate: Evidence of bioactivity

H. Chan, D. Mijares, J. L. Ricci

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In vitro dissolution of calcium sulfate was carried out, in order to understand the interaction between calcium sulfate and body fluids. For the study, calcium sulfate pellets were prepared by mixing calcium sulfate hemihydrate with distilled water. It was observed that the calcium sulfate precipiate is a carbonate-containing hydroxyapatite similar to biologic apatite found in bones and teeth. The results show that because the high rate of dissolution of calcium sulfate, the precipiate forms very rapidly and flakes away as the surface dissolves beneath it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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