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Synthesis And Spectral Characterization Of Novel Nano-Hydroxyapatite From Moringaoleifera Leaves
Published 2016 · Materials Science
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The conversion of green food materials into biocompatible materials (biomaterials) used in medical surgery and therapeutics is a strategy. Nano- hydroxyapatite (n-HAP, Ca10 (PO4) 6 (OH) 2) was produced from Moringaoleifera leaves using a rapid microwave irradiation method. Moringaoleifera leaves was converted to flakes like n-HAP particles using EDTA as a chelating agent after an appropriate pre-treatment and an irradiation step in a microwave. The as-synthesized n-HAP was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The process of transforming Moringaoleifera leaves into nano-hydroxyapatite is an environmentally friendly process. Moringaoleifera leaves based nano-hydroxyapatite stand as good chance of reducing the cost of treatment in bone repair.