Preparation and application of highly porous aerogel-based bioactive materials in dentistry

Andrea Kuttor, Melinda Szalóki, Tünde Rente, Farkas Kerényi, József Bakó, István Fábián, István Lázár, Attila Jenei, Csaba Hegedüs

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In this study, the possibility of preparation and application of highly porous silica aerogel-based bioactive materials are presented. The aerogel was combined with hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate as bioactive and osteoinductive agents. The porosity of aerogels was in the mesoporous region with a maximum pore diameter of 7.4 and 12.7 nm for the composite materials. The newly developed bioactive materials were characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The in vitro biological effect of these modified surfaces was also tested on SAOS-2 osteogenic sarcoma cells by confocal laser scanning microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers of Materials Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • SAOS-2 cell
  • aerogel
  • bioactive material
  • sol-gel technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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