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In Vitro Anti Microbial and Anti Inflammatory Study of Nano Carbonated Hydroxyapatite/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Composites: Synthesis and Its Characterization

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Nano carbonated hydroxyapatite/Poly(vinyl alcohol) composites of varying composition for biomaterial applications have been synthesized. The nano Carbonated hydroxyapatite/Poly(vinyl alcohol) composite materials were characterized by XRD, FTIR, HRTEM, TGA, DTA and FESEM. Carbonated Hydroxyapatite nano rod embedded composite was prepared using poly(vinyl alcohol) as a matrix with different weight percentages (wt%). The results indicated that the size and crystallinity of Carbonated hydroxyapatite nano particles decreases with increase in poly(vinyl alcohol) concentration in the composite. SEM confirms the presence of carbonated hydroxyapatite nano rod crystals in poly(vinyl alcohol) matrix. Nano Carbonated hydroxyapatite/Poly(vinyl alcohol) composites were screened for antimicrobial activity and anti inflammatory activity.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2012

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