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A 43 Ca NMR perspective on octacalcium phosphate and its hybrid derivatives

Abstract : 43Ca NMR spectroscopy has been extensively applied to the detailed study of octacalcium phosphate (OCP), Ca8(HPO4)2(PO4)4.5H2O, and hybrid derivatives involving intercalated metabolic acids (namely citrate, succinate, formate, and adipate). Such phases are of importance in the development of a better understanding of bone structure. High resolution 43Ca MAS experiments, including double‐rotation (DOR) 43Ca NMR, as well as 43Ca{1H} REDOR and 31P{43Ca} REAPDOR NMR spectra were recorded on a 43Ca‐labeled OCP phase at very high magnetic field (20 T), and complemented by ab initio calculations of NMR parameters using the GIPAW‐DFT method. This enabled a partial assignment of the 8 inequivalent Ca2+ sites of OCP. Natural‐abundance 43Ca MAS NMR spectra were then recorded for the hybrid organic‐inorganic derivatives, revealing changes in the 43Ca lineshape. In the case of the citrate derivative, these could be interpreted on the basis of computational models of the structure. Overall, this study highlights the advantages of combining high‐resolution 43Ca NMR experiments and computational modeling for studying complex hybrid biomaterials.
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Danielle Laurencin, Yang Li, Melinda Duer, Dinu Iuga, Christel Gervais, et al.. A 43 Ca NMR perspective on octacalcium phosphate and its hybrid derivatives. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Wiley, In press, ⟨10.1002/mrc.5149⟩. ⟨hal-03177548⟩



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