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Structural characterization of boron-containing glassy and semi-crystalline Biosilicate (R) by multinuclear NMR

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Bradtmueller, Henrik [1] ; Cerrutti, Bianca M. [2] ; Souza, Marina T. [3] ; Zanotto, Edgar D. [3] ; Eckert, Hellmut [2, 1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Westfalische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Inst Phys Chem, Corrensstr 30, D-48149 Munster - Germany
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, CP 369, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Engn Mat, CP 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids; v. 505, p. 390-399, FEB 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

In vitro, in vivo, and clinical studies - including histopathological, cytotoxicity, and genotoxicity analyses over the past 25 years have proven the tremendous potential of Biosilicate (R) in appliance as osteoinductive powders, scaffolds and even monolithic pieces. Within continuing efforts to improve the properties of this bioactive material, in this article we explore the structural consequences of incorporating boron in small amounts and its effects on selected properties, as it is known to influence vital processes such as embryogenesis, bone growth, and psychomotor skills, among others. Solid state B-11 MAS NMR studies indicate that in the glassy precursor boron is likely present in the form of three-coordinate pyroborate units, with only minor fractions of four-coordinate species present. In contrast, P-31 MAS-NMR spectra reveal that phosphorus is almost exclusively present in the form of orthophosphate. The demand of the anionic borate network former for cationic charge compensation leads to an increase in average connectivity of the silicate network, as evident from Si-29 MAS NMR. P-31/B-11 dipolar recoupling experiments indicate negligible amounts of borate-phosphate linkages in these glasses, presumably because of the low concentrations of each element. Crystallization of the glassy Biosilicate (R) precursor produces crystalline NaCaPO4 and Na2CaSi2O6 as well as a residual amorphous material for which the fraction of four-coordinate boron is significantly increased and no B-O-P linkages can be detected. Surprisingly, we find that in this particular glass boron reduces the glass stability against crystallization and has only a weak influence upon the TRIS-buffer solution dissolution kinetics. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07793-6 - CEPIV - Center for Teaching, Research and Innovation in Glass
Grantee:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC