Bioactive sol-gel glasses are attractive biomaterials from both technological and functional viewpoints as they require lower processing temperatures compared to their melt-derived counterparts and exhibit a high specific surface area due to inherent nanoporosity. However, most of these materials are based on relatively simple binary or ternary oxide systems since the synthesis of multicomponent glasses via sol-gel still is a challenge. This work reports for the first time the production and characterization of sol-gel materials based on a six-oxide basic system (SiO2-P2O5-CaO-MgO-Na2O-K2O). It was shown that calcination played a role in inducing the formation of crystalline phases, thus generating glass-ceramic materials. The thermal, microstructural and textural properties, as well as the in vitro bioactivity, of these sol-gel materials were assessed and compared to those of the melt-derived counterpart glass with the same nominal composition. In spite of their glass-ceramic nature, these materials retained an excellent apatite-forming ability, which is key in bone repair applications.
Comparison between bioactive sol-gel and melt-derived glasses/glass-ceramics based on the multicomponent SiO2-P2O5-CaO-MgO-Na2O-K2O System / Fiume, E.; Migneco, C.; Verne', E.; Baino, F.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2020), p. 540. [10.3390/ma13030540]
|Titolo:||Comparison between bioactive sol-gel and melt-derived glasses/glass-ceramics based on the multicomponent SiO2-P2O5-CaO-MgO-Na2O-K2O System|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13030540|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|