Preparation of the reticulated hydroxyapatite ceramics using carbon-coated polymeric sponge with elongated pores as a novel template

Ji Hyun Sung, Kwan Ha Shin, Young-Hag Koh, Won Young Choi, Yonghao Jin, Hyoun Ee Kim

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This paper proposes a novel, simple way to improve the compressive strength of reticulated porous hydroxyapatite (HA) ceramics using carbon-coated polymeric sponges with elongated pores as a novel template. This template allowed samples to have two interconnected pore networks with a preferential orientation, in which an addition pore network was newly formed by removing the carbon-coated polymeric struts, while preserving the pre-existing pore network. The compressive strength of the sample was as high as 2.9 ± 0.3 MPa with a porosity of 76% when tested parallel to the direction of pore elongation. In addition, the in vitro cell test using a pre-osteoblast cell line revealed the samples to have good biocompatibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2591-2596
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1



  • A. Suspensions
  • B. Porosity
  • C. Mechanical properties
  • D. Apatite
  • E. Biomedical applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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