Our new article on Boron containing bioactive glasses published in JNCS
Our paper “Dissolution of borate and borosilicate bioactive glasses and the influence of ion (Zn, Cu) doping in different solutions” , co-authored by Ms K. Schuladen, Dr. X. Wang, Prof. L. Hupa and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, has been published in J. Non_-Cryst. Solids.
The paper reports a comprehensive study on the dissolution behaviour of different silicate, borate and borosilicate glasses doped with Zn and/or Cu. The dissolution kinetics was found to depend strongly on glass composition and dissolution media. For instance, Zn could be released under acidic conditions, not during dissolution in SBF or TRIS. The results are relevant for the applications of this class of bioactive glasses in tissue engineering and wound healing.
The study is part of our on-going collaboration with the bioactive glass research group of Prof Leena Hupa at the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre at Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and resulted from the visit of Ms Schuhladen to the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre// underthe Johan Gadolin Scholarship Programme.