Mesoscopically Ordered Bone-Mimetic Nanocomposites.

Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

PubMedID: 25704285

He WX, Rajasekharan AK, Tehrani-Bagha AR, Andersson M. Mesoscopically Ordered Bone-Mimetic Nanocomposites. Adv Mater Weinheim. 2015;.
A sustainable approach that highly mimics bone-material deposition is reported to produce mechanically stable, degradable composites with nanostructures resembling that of natural bone. Molecular self-assembly combining intermolecular crosslinking leads to resilient matrices possessing long-range ordered aqueous domains, inside which moderately aligned poorly crystalline apatite is converted from the transient amorphous calcium phosphate phase.