Synthesis and Characterization of a Nylon/Titanium as Hybrid Biomaterial

Author(s): C. Menchaca-Campos, E. Sarmiento-Bustos, J. Uruchurtu

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Corrosion Science
Continued as Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science

Volume 3 , Issue 1 , 2013


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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Year: 2013
Published on: 26 September, 2013
Page: [12 - 21]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/22106839112029990002

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