|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science
||H-15: Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Forsterite/Magnesium Oxide Composite Powder
||Seyed Mehdi Mirhadi, Fariborz Tavangarian
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Forsterite with the chemical formula Mg2SiO4 has attracted the attention of many scientists as a bioceramic in the recent decades. Si and Mg components of forsterite play a vital role in the growth and mineralization of the bones in human bodies. Silicon involves in the early stage of bone calcification in physiological conditions. Furthermore, it was found that silicon deficiency in rats resulted in skull deformations. Magnesium also plays a significant role in the bone fragility, bone-growth, osteoblastic activities and degradation of hydroxyapatite crystals. In this paper, mesoporous forsterite powder was synthesized by a sol-gel method. X-ray diffractometry (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) were utilized to characterize the forsterite powder. The mesoporous structure can boost cell growth, bioactivity, and biological fixation in bone defect. The results showed that mesoporous forsterite/magnesium oxide composite powder can be synthesized after sintering the dried gel at 610 °C for 6h.
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