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Polymer Chemistry 2018

Polymer Sciences

ISSN: 2471-9935

Page 32

March 26-28, 2018

Vienna, Austria

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Edition of International Conference and Exhibition on

Polymer Chemistry

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alciumphosphate is one of themost important biominerals.

Templated or biomimetic calciumphosphatemineralization

provides access to a large variety of calcium phosphate

composites that could for instance, be useful for bone repair.

Most experiments on the formation of such composites

involve the precipitation of a mineral phase from bulk aqueous

solution. This process is, however, rather unrelated to true

biological conditions because the effects of surfaces and

interfaces are ignored. The presentation will show how model

surfaces, both at the solid-liquid and the liquid-air interface,

affect calcium phosphate formation. Our studies show that

not only the type of surface (anionic vs. cationic) but also the

charge of each polymer surface (charged vs. uncharged) and

the architecture of the hydrophilic groups (dendritic vs. linear)

strongly affect the outcome of the mineralization process.

Finally, the presentation will demonstrate how surface

chemistries such as those just discussed can be used to

modify the surfaces of 3D printed polymer scaffolds and how

these surface modifications affect the mineral deposition for

biomaterials development.

Biography

Andreas Taubert is Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at the University

of Potsdam, Germany. After completing a Diploma at the University of Ba-

sel/Switzerland and a PhD at theMax-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research

in Mainz/Germany, he was a Post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania/

USA and then a Group Leader at the University of Basel. In 2006, he was

appointed Junior Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at the University

of Potsdam and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces before

accepting his current position in 2011. His research interests include hybrid

materials, biomimetic materials, biomaterials, surfaces, ionic liquids, iono-

gels, energy materials and materials analysis.

[email protected]

Polymer surfaces for calcium phosphate deposition – implications

for 3D printed polymer scaffolds

Andreas Taubert

University of Potsdam, Germany

Andreas Taubert, Polym Sci, Volume 4

DOI: 10.4172/2471-9935-C1-008