Wet deposition of titania-apatite composite in cotton fibrils

Satoshi Hayakawa, Jin Fang Liu, Kanji Tsuru, Akiyoshi Osaka

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Titania consisting of rutile and anatase was precipitated on and inside of cotton fibrils when cotton was soaked in an aqueous solution of 30mM TiOSO 4 and 30mM H2O2 kept at 80°C for 24h. As the resultant titania-cotton fibrils were soaked in a simulated body fluid (Kokubo solution), apatite was deposited on the fibrils to yield cotton-titania-apatite composites within 1 d. Thus, the present study provided a simple technique to prepare titania-apatite composites and coatings on organic materials at low temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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