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Home  >  Journal list  >  MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS  >  Vol.53  No.3 (2012)  >  pp.508-512

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Formation of Amorphous TiO2 Film on Ti Using Anodizing in Concentrated H3PO4 Aqueous Solution and Its Osteoconductivity

Dai Yamamoto1), Takanori Iida1), Kensuke Kuroda1), Ryoichi Ichino2), Masazumi Okido1) and Azusa Seki3)
1) Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
2) EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University
3) Hamri Co., Ltd.

Anodizing of Ti specimens were performed in concentrated H3PO4 aqueous solutions with a purpose to incorporate a large amount of phosphate ion into anodized coatings, and their osteoconductivity was evaluated in in vivo test. Ti specimens were anodized in 0.1–11 M H3PO4 aqueous solutions up to 200 V at a rate of 0.1 V s−1. Anodized coatings were evaluated with SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS, and laser microscope. Anodized specimens were implanted in rats’ tibia for 14 d, and then extracted.
When anodized in concentrated (≥2 M) H3PO4 aqueous solutions under spark discharge, crystallized anatase transformed to amorphous anatase by containing a large amount of PO43− in crystal lattice of TiO2. The amorphous anatase coatings had better osteoconductivity than the crystallized anatase coatings. It is not exactly clear what was the intrinsic factor for the high osteoconductivity, but the crystallinity of anatase and/or PO43− in the film is considered to be responsible for the difference in bone-forming ability of TiO2 films.

titanium, anodizing, phosphoric acid, titanium dioxide, amorphous, osteoconductivity

Received: August 01, 2011
Accepted: November 25, 2011 , Published online: February 25, 2012
Copyright (c) 2012 The Japan Institute of Metals



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