Fourier transform Raman spectroscopic studies of human bone

Smith, R. and Rehman, I. (1994) Fourier transform Raman spectroscopic studies of human bone. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 5 (9-10). pp. 775-778. ISSN 0957-4530

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Abstract

We have concluded preliminary investigations concerning the composition of human cortical bone tissue, and of a number of samples of synthetic hydroxyapatite, using Fourier transform Raman (FT-Raman) spectroscopy. Deproteination procedures to remove the bulk of the collagen present in the tissue have allowed isolation of the mineral phase, and a comparison of the spectra obtained from the latter with those of synthetic hydroxyapatites has highlighted a number of discrepancies. FT-Raman spectra obtained for whole, wet bone samples have produced a degree of spectral detail that is much improved upon that available from existing studies. This has mainly been achieved by the successful elimination of fluorescence from the tissue, a problem which has dogged the Raman analysis of bone in particular. © 1994 Chapman & Hall.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1304
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 132893
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2019 13:15
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Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 11:57
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/132893

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