Harb, V, Samarah
Bassous, Nicole J.
de Souza, Thiago A. C.
Pulcinelli, Sandra H.
Santilli, V, Celso
Webster, Thomas J.
Lobo, Anderson O.
Total Authors: 9
 Northeastern Univ, Dept Chem Engn, Boston, MA 02115 - USA
 Harb, Samarah, V, Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Chem, UNESP, BR-14800060 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
 Fed Univ Piaui UFPI, Dept Mat Engn, Interdisciplinary Lab Adv Mat LIMAV, BR-64049550 Teresina, PI - Brazil
 Santilli, Celso, V, Harb, Samarah, V, Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Chem, UNESP, BR-14800060 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications;
Web of Science Citations:
Organic-inorganic hybrid coatings deposited on different types of metallic alloys have shown outstanding anticorrosive performance. The incorporation of osteoconductive additives such as hydroxyapatite (HA) and beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) into organic-inorganic hybrid coatings is promising to improve the osseointe-gration and corrosion resistance of Ti6Al4V alloys, which are the most widely used metallic orthopedic and dental implant materials today. Therefore, this study evaluated the capability of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-TiO2 and PMMA-ZrO2 hybrid coatings modified with HA and beta-TCP to act as bioactive and corrosion protection coatings for Ti6Al4V alloys. In terms of cell growth and mineralization, osteoblast viability, Ca+2 deposition and alkaline phosphatase assays revealed a significant improvement for the HA and beta-TCP modified coatings, compared to the bare alloy. This can be explained by an increase in nanoscale roughness and associated higher surface free energy, which lead to enhanced protein adsorption to promote osteoblast attachment and functions on the coatings. The effect of HA and beta-TCP additives on the anticorrosive efficiency was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in a simulated body fluid (SBF) solution. The coatings presented a low-frequency impedance modulus of up to 430 G Omega cm(2) , 5 decades higher than the bare Ti6Al4V alloy. These findings provide clear evidence of the beneficial role of HA and beta-TCP modified hybrid coatings, improving both the biocompatibility and corrosion resistance of the Ti6Al4V alloy. (AU)