Design, characterization and mechanical properties of new Na+, CO32−-apatite/alginate/C60 fullerene hybrid biocomposites

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  • Nataliia Strutynska - , Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Author)
  • Anna Malyshenko - , Bogomolets National Medical University (Author)
  • Nina Tverdokhleb - , Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Sevastopol State University (Author)
  • Maxim Evstigneev - , Sevastopol State University (Author)
  • Ludmila Vovchenko - , Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Author)
  • Yuriy Prylutskyy - , Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Author)
  • Nikolai Slobodyanik - , Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Author)
  • Uwe Ritter - , Ilmenau University of Technology (Author)


Nanoparticles (20–50 nm) of Na+, CO32−-containing calcium phosphate (Na: 1.49 wt% and C: 1.53 wt%) with apatite-type structure were prepared by precipitation method from aqueous solution. According to FTIR spectroscopy data, the partial substitution of phosphate by carbonate (B-type) realized in the apatite-type structure. Obtained Na+, CO32−-hydroxyapatite (HAP) was used for the preparation of hybrid biocomposites with Alginate (Alg) with weight ratio HAP: Alg = 1:1 or 2:1 and C60 fullerene (C60; from 0.2 to 4 wt%) and their mechanical properties were determined. It was found, that sample with weight ratio HAP: Alg = 2:1 and containing 4.0 wt% of C60 has the highest Young's modulus 429 MPa comparing with other determined samples. The structure modeling of the investigated system showed that the formation of triple complexes Na+, CO32−-HAP–Alg–C60 is stabilized by solvophobic and stacking interactions. The created biocomposites can be used as an effective implant material for bone restoration.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-429
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Ceramic Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-2335-0260/work/142246479


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Alginate, Apatite, Chemical preparation, Composites, Mechanical properties