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Characterization of hydroxyapatite/polypyrrole/poly (caprolactone) based solvent cast thin films

Lari, Alireza and Sultana, Naznin (2016) Characterization of hydroxyapatite/polypyrrole/poly (caprolactone) based solvent cast thin films. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (13). pp. 8385-8388. ISSN 1819-6608

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Abstract

This study addressed the fabrication of thin films composed of Polypyrrole (PPy), hydroxyapatite (HA) and poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) via solvent casting method. The polymer and composite films were subsequently characterized in terms of morphology, wettability and water uptake properties using different techniques. The characterization of the thin films were determined using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX), water contact angle and water uptake. The addition of HA and PPy reduced the hydrophobic properties of PCL in the thin films. An energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) analysis supported the existence of HA in composite thin films. Water uptake of PCL thin film was lower than HA/PCL and HA/PPy/PCL composite thin films. © 2006-2016 Asian Research Publishing Network (ARPN).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:PCL, PCL/HA, PCL/HA/PPy, SEM, Solvent casting method, Tissue engineering (TE), Water contact angle (WCA)
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:74240
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:28 Nov 2017 15:42
Last Modified:28 Nov 2017 15:42

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