Fabrication and mechanical properties of chitosan composite membrane containing hydroxyapatite particles


This paper described the development of chitosan composites containing precipitated hydroxyapatite particles for potential applications in orthopaedic surgery or waste water treatment. The synthetic process and morphology of hydroxyapatite were reported. The effects of hydroxyapatite content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of composites were investigated. It was found that the Young’s Modulus of the composites decreases with hydroxyapatite content while the failure strength and strain increase with the hydroxyapatite content.


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Le, H.R., Qu, S., Mackay, R.E. et al. Fabrication and mechanical properties of chitosan composite membrane containing hydroxyapatite particles. J Adv Ceram 1, 66–71 (2012) doi:10.1007/s40145-012-0007-z

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  • membrane
  • chitosan
  • hydroxyapatite
  • composites