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Title: Modified cotton fiber surface for apatite growth and cell affinity
Authors: Fei, B 
Qi, K
Xin, JH 
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Materials Research Society
Source: Materials Research Society symposium proceedings, 2006, v. 920, p. 79-84 How to cite?
Journal: Materials Research Society symposium proceedings 
Abstract: In order to bring widely distributed polysaccharides materials into more medical applications, cotton fiber surfaces were modified into substrates for apatite deposition. Using a solid phase reaction, cotton fibers were conveniently carboxylated in large scale. The carboxylated cotton fibers were coated by apatite in a biomimetic way. Through soaking in a concentrated simulated body fluid (SBF × 5), nano-size apatite particles rapidly and finely grew on the fiber surfaces. The nucleation and growth of apatite was investigated with the aid of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). In comparison to pure cotton, the cotton coated with apatite showed improved cell affinity to osteoblast-like cells.
Description: 2006 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 18-19 April 2006
ISSN: 0272-9172
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