Crystallography of Calcium Phosphates Minerals

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals".

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Laboratory of Composite Ceramic Materials, A. A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science (IMET), Russian Academy of Sciences, 119334 Moscow, Russia
Interests: synthesis; nanoparticles; bioceramic; calcium phosphates; magnesium phosphates; additive manufacturing; zirconia; alumina
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Dear Colleagues,

Calcium phosphates and their substituted forms are widely used in human life, including but not limited to in biomedical applications, adsorptions, water purification, catalysts, and nutrition additives. This Special Issue is dedicated to recent advances in the crystallography and physical chemistry properties of calcium phosphate minerals and their synthetic analogs in the form of nanoparticles, powders, ceramics, and cement materials. Cations and anion substitutions in the calcium phosphate’s structure, as well as composite materials and minerals, open broad opportunities to design and create materials with outstanding properties.

Investigations into composition–structure–property relationships using modern characterization techniques and theoretical models, computer simulations, and first-principles calculations are the focus of the Special Issue, aiming to give rise to the elucidation of materials with improved characteristics. The data of experimental investigations and theoretical and calculation results for calcium-phosphate-based materials in the form of original articles, communications, and reviews are warmly welcome. 

Dr. Margarita A. Goldberg
Dr. Olga Yakubovich
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Keywords

  • calcium phosphate
  • hydroxyapatite
  • whitlockite
  • minerals
  • synthetic mineral analogues
  • crystal structure
  • inorganic synthesis
  • structure–property relationships
  • powder X-ray diffraction
  • phase transformations
  • crystallization
  • sintering

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Effects of Heat Treatment on Phase Formation in Cytocompatible Sulphate-Containing Tricalcium Phosphate Materials
by Dinara R. Khayrutdinova, Margarita A. Goldberg, Olga S. Antonova, Polina A. Krokhicheva, Alexander S. Fomin, Tatiana O. Obolkina, Anatoliy A. Konovalov, Suraya A. Akhmedova, Irina K. Sviridova, Valentina A. Kirsanova, Natalia S. Sergeeva, Sergey M. Barinov and Vladimir S. Komlev
Minerals 2023, 13(2), 147; https://doi.org/10.3390/min13020147 - 19 Jan 2023
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Powders based on β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) containing sulphate groups at up to 12.0 mol.% were synthesised by chemical precipitation from aqueous solutions. The obtained materials were characterised by X-ray phase analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, measurement of specific surface area, scanning electron microscopy, [...] Read more.
Powders based on β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) containing sulphate groups at up to 12.0 mol.% were synthesised by chemical precipitation from aqueous solutions. The obtained materials were characterised by X-ray phase analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, measurement of specific surface area, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive analysis, synchronous thermal analysis, mass spectra investigations and biological assays. It was established that during the synthesis, the obtained materials lose the sulphate groups in the course of heat treatment at 900 or 1200 °C. These groups stabilise low-temperature β-TCP, but when introduced at a high concentration, the sulphate groups contribute to the formation of hydroxyapatite during the heat treatment. Specific surface area of the powders proved to be in the range 81.7–96.5 m2/g. Results of biological assays showed cytocompatibility of both pure β-TCP and samples of sulphate-containing β-TCP. Additionally, matrix properties in the culture of MG-63 cells were revealed in all samples. Thus, the obtained materials are promising for biomedical applications. Full article
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Carbonate-Bearing, F-Overcompensated Fluorapatite in Magnesian Exoskarns from Valea Rea, Budureasa, Romania
by Ştefan Marincea, Delia-Georgeta Dumitraş, Cristina Sava Ghineţ and Fabrice Dal Bo
Minerals 2022, 12(9), 1083; https://doi.org/10.3390/min12091083 - 27 Aug 2022
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A carbonate-bearing, fluorine-overcompensated fluorapatite (F = 4.42 wt.% as compared with 3.77 wt.% F in the Ca5(PO4)3F end-member), was identified in forsterite-bearing skarns from Valea Rea (N 46°39′48″, E 22°36′43″), located near the contact of the granodiorite [...] Read more.
A carbonate-bearing, fluorine-overcompensated fluorapatite (F = 4.42 wt.% as compared with 3.77 wt.% F in the Ca5(PO4)3F end-member), was identified in forsterite-bearing skarns from Valea Rea (N 46°39′48″, E 22°36′43″), located near the contact of the granodiorite laccolith from Budureasa, of Upper Cretaceous Age, with Anisian dolostones. The chemical structural formula (with carbonate not included) is: (Ca4.989Mn0.001Fe2+0.003Mg0.003Ce0.001La0.001)(P2.992Si0.008)(O11.894F1.202Cl0.001). No major structural distortions due to (CO3F)3--for-(PO4)3- replacement were identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction, Raman or FTIR. The mineral crystallizes in space group P63/m, having as cell parameters a = 9.3818(1) Å and c = 6.8872(1) Å. The indices of refraction are: ω = 1.634(2) and ε = 1.631(1). The calculated density is Dx = 3.199 g/cm3 and the measured density is Dm = 3.201(3) g/cm3. Calculation of the Gladstone–Dale compatibility indices gave in all cases values indicative of superior agreement between physical and chemical data. In the infrared spectra, the multiplicity of the bands assumed to phosphate modes (1ν1 + 2ν2 + 3ν3 + 3ν4) agrees with the reduction of the symmetry of PO43− ion from Td to C6. Chemical peculiarities and textural relations agree with a hydrothermal origin of the mineral, crystallized from F-rich fluids originating from the granodiorite intrusion. Full article
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