Solid-state P-31 NMR study of the formation of hydroxyapatite in the presence of glutaric acid

Yao Hung Tseng, Yun Mou, Peng Huan Chen, Tim W.T. Tsai, Cheng I. Hsieh, Chung Yuan Mou, Jerry C.C. Chan

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We demonstrate that glutaric acid can be used to prepare nanorods of hydroxyapatite under hydrothermal condition at 100 °C with a Ca 2+: glutaric acid molar ratio of 1:4. Frequency-switched Lee-Goldburg irradiation is employed to obtain high-resolution 31P{1H} correlation spectra of the reaction mixture at two different reaction periods, from which it is shown that octacalcium phosphate is the precursor phase of the final hydroxyapatite product. In addition, the spectra show that a substantial amount of water molecules is trapped between the glutaric acid and the hydroxyapatite surface, indicating that water molecules may play a prominent role in the noncovalent interaction of the glutaric acid and the HAp surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Amino acid
  • Aspartic acid
  • Biomineralization
  • Glutaric acid
  • Hap
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Morphology
  • Solid-state NMR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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