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      Scaffold; hydroxyapatite; mechanical; porous; starch.

    • Abstract

       

      The aim of this study is to investigate the morphological, functional group, crystallinity and mechanical properties of a three-dimensional porous cornstarch/n-HAp (nano-hydroxyapatite) biocomposite scaffold. In this study,cornstarch/n-HAp scaffolds were fabricated using the solvent casting and particulate leaching technique. The porous cornstarch/n-HAp composites with various cornstarch contents (30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 wt%) were prepared and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometer and compression test. The morphology of the scaffolds possessed macropores (200–600 $\mu$m) and micropores (50–100 $\mu$m) with a high interconnectivity. The porosity of the porous cornstarch/n-HAp scaffolds varied between 53 and 70% with compressive strength and compressive modulus of 2.03 and 8.27 MPa, respectively. The results suggested that highly porous cornstarch/n-HAp scaffold properties with adequate mechanical properties can be obtained for applications in bone tissue engineering.

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      C Y BEH1 E M CHENG1 N F MOHD NASIR1 M S ABDUL MAJID1 M R MOHD ROSLAN1 K Y YOU2 S F KHOR3 M J M RIDZUAN1

      1. School of Mechatronic Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Pauh Putra Campus, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
      2. School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
      3. School of Electrical Systems Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Pauh Putra Campus, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
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