Simple Surface Modification Process to Produce a Transparent Apatite-Polystyrene Composite for In Situ Observation of Cell Behavior
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An apatite layer was formed on a transparent polystyrene (PS) substrate using a simple surface modification process, in which apatite precursors were deposited on a PS substrate surface that was then immersed in a calcium phosphate solution supersaturated with respect to apatite. The apatite-coated PS substrate thus obtained was highly transparent, which enables in situ observation of cell behavior on the surface apatite layer under a transmission optical microscope.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 35(11), 1300-1301, 2006-11-05
The Chemical Society of Japan