Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 40, Issue 14, pp 3677–3682 | Cite as

Effect of iron on the setting properties of α-TCP bone cements

  • E. Fernández
  • M. D. Vlad
  • M. Hamcerencu
  • A. Darie
  • R. Torres
  • J. Lôpez


New ceramic materials with the ability to set like cement, after mixing a powder phase made of one and/or several of these new reactants and a liquid phase, have been obtained within the ternary system “CaO-P2O5-FeO”. These new reactants have magnetic properties, i.e. cement made from them maintains its magnetic property during the whole setting and hardening. These new materials can be of use, for example, in dental applications, in the treatment of certain types of bone cancer and, in general, in the fields of Biomaterials and Bone Tissue Engineering. In this article, we report on the effect of iron-modified α -tricalcium phosphate, which is the main reactant of commercial calcium phosphate bone cements, on their new setting and hardening properties.


Iron Polymer Calcium Phosphate Liquid Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Fernández
    • 1
  • M. D. Vlad
    • 1
  • M. Hamcerencu
    • 1
  • A. Darie
    • 1
  • R. Torres
    • 1
  • J. Lôpez
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdepartmental Research Group for the Applied Scientific Collaboration (IRGASC), Division of Bioengineering & BiomaterialsTechnical University of Catalonia (UPC)BarcelonaSpain

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