Magnesium in maturing synthetic apatite: a Fourier transform infrared analysis

Francoise Apfelbaum, I. Mayer*, C. Rey, A. Lebugle

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


Synthetic apatites were precipitated in the presence of magnesium and carbonate, at room temperature, and their maturation followed. A crystallinity index for each sample was calculated from Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra. It is shown that there is a synergetic effect between carbonate and magnesium in delaying the increase of the crystallinity index with maturation. Deconvoluted FTIR spectra of these apatites confirmed the presence of an extra band at 620 cm-1. Its evolution is shown and its assignment discussed on the basis of comparison with deuterated samples.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)304-310
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2 Dec 1994

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Chateaubniand Grant of the French Government and a special fund of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Dive into the research topics of 'Magnesium in maturing synthetic apatite: a Fourier transform infrared analysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this