Ecomaterials on Basis of Apatite

  • G. AmorEmail author
  • A. Vázquez
  • Boris Ildusovich Kharisov
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This chapter aims at exploring the field of the apatite-type eco-materials, which have a large number of applications due to their stability and structural properties. Some apatite materials can be the product of a recycling process because they can be obtained from natural sources like minerals or from bone tissue (human or animal kind). Furthermore, apatite materials can be obtained by several synthesis methods, among which advantages and disadvantages will be reviewed taking into account some factors (like equipment, solvents, and residues, among others) to consider the resulting apatite an eco-friendly material. Besides, the current and potential applications in some areas like environmental, medical, and catalysis will be discussed. In general, different synthesis methods will be described, and also some properties and applications that make the apatite materials part of the so-called eco-materials will be discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Amor
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Vázquez
    • 1
  • Boris Ildusovich Kharisov
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias QuímicasUniversidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, UANLSan Nicolás de los GarzaMexico

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