In this study, an injectable bone substitute (IBS) was produced by mixing a liquid and powder phase. The liquid phase consisted of 8 wt% methylcellulose (MC), 2.5% gelatin, and different amounts of graphene oxide (GO). The powder phase was composed of tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP), dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD), and calcium sulfate dihydrate (CSD). The results showed that 1 and 1.5 wt% GO added IBS samples showed higher stability, injectability, rheological properties, and biocompatibility than the other GO added IBS samples. GO addition significantly decreased the setting time, but it did not significantly affect the compressive strength of the samples.
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This work was supported by Boğaziçi University Research fund (No. 12240) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (No. 117M231).
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Oğuz, Ö.D., Ege, D. Preparation of graphene oxide-reinforced calcium phosphate/calcium sulfate/methylcellulose-based injectable bone substitutes. MRS Communications 9, 1174–1180 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2019.125