Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1348-6535
Print ISSN : 1882-0743
Feature: Advanced Bio-Ceramics Science and Technology for Life Innovation: Papers
Surface modification of poly(L-lactic acid)-vaterite composites on a zirconia substrate by imogolite coating
Hirotaka MAEDAYuta KOGOAkiko OBATAKeiichi INUKAIKatsuya KATOToshihiro KASUGA
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2013 Volume 121 Issue 1417 Pages 749-752


Zirconia ceramics were coated with poly(L-lactic acid)-vaterite composite for introducing osteoconductivity. Aluminum silicate (imogolite) nanotubes were successfully applied to the composite coatings via a dipping process and subsequent heat treatment for the enhancement of cell attachment, using the hydrophilicity of imogolite. The heat treatment improved the adhesive strength between the imogolite and the composite coatings. Osteoblast-like cell cultures on the samples showed that the imogolite coating enhanced the cell attachment.

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