Photocuring-assisted emulsion of ceramic suspensions containing phase-separable camphene/photopolymer vehicle for porous ceramic spheres

Hyun Lee, Gyu Bin Choe, Young Hag Koh, Hyoun Ee Kim

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Abstract

We herein describe photocuring-assisted emulsion of a ceramic suspension prepared using a thermo-regulated phase-separable camphene/photopolymer vehicle for synthesis of porous hydroxyapatite (HA) spheres with unique porous structures. HA suspensions with different camphene contents (60 vol %, 70 vol %, and 80 vol %) were prepared by dispersing HA particles in various camphene/hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA) solutions at room temperature and then emulsified in an aqueous polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution via magnetic stirring. Emulsions were frozen at −20 °C for phase separation of camphene/HDDA solutions and then photocured for polymerization of HDDA enclosing HA particles. Synthesized spheres were freeze-dried to remove the camphene-rich crystals. All spheres sintered at 1250 °C for 3 h had well-defined spherical shape with three-dimensionally interconnected pores. The porosity of individual HA spheres increased from ∼ 56.5 vol % to ∼ 78.7 vol % with an increase in camphene content from 60 vol % to 80 vol %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-495
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Jan

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Keywords

  • Emulsion
  • Phase separation
  • Photocuring
  • Porous ceramic spheres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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