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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2009, Article ID 303176, 3 pages
Research Article

Effect of Poly (Sodium 4-Styrene Sulfonate) on the Morphology of Hydroxyapatite Particles

Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, 16846-13114, Iran

Received 16 March 2009; Revised 20 June 2009; Accepted 30 June 2009

Academic Editor: Anastasios Keramidas

Copyright © 2009 Nesa Esmaeilian Tari and Mohammad Mahdi Kashani Motlagh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nanorods hydroxyapatite, (HAP) C a 1 0 ( P O 4 ) 6 ( O H ) 2 is successfully prepared by water in oil microemulsion using, C a C L 2 and H 3 P O 4 (water phase), poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate) (PSSS) as template and cyclohexane as oil phase. The nano-structure of the product was studied by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transmission infrared spectrometer (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscope (AFM). With this system, we could synthesize nano-particles of hydroxyapatite with high crystallinity and least agglomeration.