Kinetic studies for the transformation process of β-whitlockite in hydroxyapatite

Valentina R. Dejeu, Réka Barabás, Alexandru Pop, Erzsébet Sára Bogya, Paul Serban Agachi

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In the paper are presented the results of the kinetic study for the transformation of β-whitlockite in hydroxyapatite (HAP). It has been showed the influence of pH and temperature over the rate of the process. The values for the rate constants and activation energy at pH = 8.5-12 were determined. The obtained values for the activation energies show that the process of transformation of β-whitlockite in HAP could be described using a combined macrokinetic mechanism: transfer - mass transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1253
Number of pages3
JournalRevista de Chimie
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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