Dicalcium pyrophosphate cement: Effect of powder to liquid ratio and in-vitro degradation

L. M. Grover*, D. F. Farrar, C. Ansell, U. Gbureck, J. E. Barralet

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The effects of powder to liquid ratio on the compressive strength, relative porosity and the setting times of cement were analyzed. Pyrophosphate cement was produced from the mixture of polyphosphoric acid with water and between 1.25 and 2.75 grams of Plasma Biotal. Rietveld refinement of the X Ray Diffraction data revealed that the cement consisted of brushite, dicalcium pyrophosphate and Plasma Biotal. a cement was produced with a compressive strength of ~25 MPa, by altering the mixing ratios of the reactants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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