Synthesis and Characterization of a Nylon/Titanium as Hybrid Biomaterial
The development of hybrid materials is desirable given that combinations of polymers and inorganic materials
can be self-assembled forming pre-ordered complex structures with precise mechanical, chemical and electrical
programmable properties. These new materials possess new and/or enhanced properties. For instance, polymeric materials
are widely used in industry because of their superior properties such as flexibility, resistance to biochemical attack, good
biocompatibility, lightweight, and inertness. In this work, synthesis, characterization and electrochemical noise evaluation
of hybrid materials casted from nylon 6-6 and titanium are carried out for a patent application. Synthesis was carried out
with different % weight of titanium functionalized with APTES. The materials obtained here were characterized through
scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermal analysis (TA), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and electrochemical noise
technique in Hank solution to simulate the internal fluids of the human body, looking forward to biomaterial applications.
SEM shows a homogenous material. Concentration of titanium was verified with TA. IR spectra show differences
between Ny-Ti at different concentrations. Results also showed that hybrid materials made with 50%wt titanium present
the lower resistance and the 40% wt the highest, as was confirmed by electrochemical noise resistance.
Keywords: Hybrid materials, nylon, titanium, electrochemical noiseHybrid materials, nylon, titanium, electrochemical noise
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