Zinc ions in synthetic carbonated hydroxyapatites

I. Mayer*, F. Apfelbaum, J. D.B. Featherstone

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Carbonated hydroxyapatites were synthesized at pH 7.0 and 9.0 with a carbonate content up to 9.2%, in the presence of Zn2+ ions. The uptake of Zn was found to be proportional to the amount of Zn added at precipitation. Chemical, lattice constant, microprobe and thermal analyses indicate incorporation of Zn into the apatite lattice.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgement-This work was supported by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Grant No.86-0188.


  • carbonate apatites
  • zinc incorporation in apatites


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