Influence of Synthesis Parameters on the Structure, Pore Morphology and Bioactivity of a New Mesoporous Glass


The main objective of the present work was to investigate the effect of surfactant type and synthesis temperature on the structure, porosity and the bioactivity of 92S6 (92% SiO2, 6% CaO, and 2% P2O5 mol %) mesoporous sol-gel glasses. The aim was to provide a basis for controlling the bioactive behavior of the different 92S6 samples used for tissue regeneration and for biomedical engineering in order to obtain sufficient performances by controlling the porosity of the glass. In this paper, a series of mesoporous bioactive glasses were synthesized using three different surfactants (C10H20BrN, C19H42BrN, C22H48BrN) at different aging temperatures (20°C, 40°C and 60°C). The surfactant was removed by calcination, which was carried out by increasing the temperature to 650°C for 6 h. A comparison among these synthesized glasses was conducted and the research emphasis was placed on the synthesis temperature and the surfactant type dependence on the textural properties and particularly porosity that were ultimately responsible for glass bioactivity.

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Letaief, N. , Lucas-Girot, A. , Oudadesse, H. and Dorbez-Sridi, R. (2014) Influence of Synthesis Parameters on the Structure, Pore Morphology and Bioactivity of a New Mesoporous Glass. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 2, 57-63. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2014.22009.

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