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Biological mineralizations based on calcium phosphates

Cazalbou, Sophie and Eichert, Diane and Drouet, Christophe and Combes, Christèle and Rey, Christian Biological mineralizations based on calcium phosphates. (2004) Comptes Rendus Palevol, 3 (6-7). 563-572. ISSN 1631-0683

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2004.07.003


The mineral fractions of bones and teeth are non-stoichiometric apatite crystals. Their morphology, dimensions, composition and reactivity are adapted to their biological function. Bone apatites are made of very reactive nanocrystals possessing, on their surface, a structured hydrated layer responsible for their biological properties. This unstable layer becomes progressively and unavoidably transformed into a relatively inert apatite lattice. In spite of very different time periods, the laws that determine the biological and diagenetic evolution of bone mineral are the same, especially in processes involving dissolution-re-precipitation phenomena.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier Masson editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Thermochimica Acta website : http://www.em-consulte.com/revue/PALEVO/
HAL Id:hal-00997018
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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