Preparation and properties of porous calcium phosphate
Syed Nuzul Fadzli, Syed Adam
Ahmad Fauzi, Mohd Noor
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In this study, preparation of porous calcium phosphate was involved the addition of sodium di-hydrogen phosphate, NaH2PO4 and di-sodium hydrogen phosphate, Na2HPO4 into the raw calcium phosphate powder. The sodium hydrogen phosphates salt was act as the porosity agent for the bio-ceramic samples preparation. This method using sodium phosphates salt produced samples with 20-70% porosities. After sintering the sample above 700°C with 4 hours soaking time, results showed that open-pores structure in the range of 1 to 400μm in size were obtained. The pores structure and sizes were depending on the percent addition of the additive and the level of sintering temperature. The compressive strength of porous samples was approximately ranging between 14.38 to 103.42 MPa.