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Contemporary Topics about Phosphorus in Biology and Materials

Edited by David Churchill

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Maja Dutour Sikiric

Ruđer Bošković Institute

Božana Čolović

University of Belgrade

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Helga Füredi Milhofer

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

This book addresses a diverse set of topics regarding phosphorus chemistry, namely phosphates and closely related chemical systems. Divided into two sections, chapters cover such topics as phosphate dynamics and phosphates in biomaterials. This volume is a useful reference for scholars and researchers and will inspire readers to make future discoveries in the field.

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Contemporary Topics about Phosphorus in Biology and MaterialsEdited by David Churchill

Published: September 9th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80727

ISBN: 978-1-78985-040-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-039-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-125-9

Copyright year: 2020

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4912 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Phosphorus - Nature’s Versatile Pentavalent and Tetrahedral Covalent Building Block and Agent for Energy, Disease and Health

By Woohyun Lee, Ariq Abdillah, Jaymee Palma and David G. Churchill


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2. Phosphorus: A Boon or Curse for the Environment?

By D. Sayantan and Sumona Sanyal Das


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3. Bone Mineralisation

By Pinki Dey


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4. Proteins in Calcium Phosphates Biomineralization

By Marta Kalka, Anna Zoglowek, Andrzej Ożyhar and Piotr Dobryczycki


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5. Inorganic Polyphosphates Are Important for Cell Survival and Motility of Human Skin Keratinocytes and Play a Role in Wound Healing

By Cynthia M. Simbulan-Rosenthal, Bonnie C. Carney, Anirudh Gaur, Manish Moghe, Elliott Crooke, Lauren T. Moffatt, Jeffrey W. Shupp and Dean S. Rosenthal


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6. Phosphonates: Their Natural Occurrence and Physiological Role

By Paweł Kafarski


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7. Calcium Phosphate Cements in Tissue Engineering

By Manuel Pedro Fernandes Graça and Sílvia Rodrigues Gavinho


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8. Amorphous Calcium Phosphate as Bioactive Filler in Polymeric Dental Composites

By Diane R. Bienek, Anthony A. Giuseppetti and Drago Skrtic


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9. Structural and Calorimetric Studies of Zinc, Magnesium and Manganese Based Phosphate and Phosphate-Silicate Glasses

By Refka Oueslati Omrani, Mohamed Jemal, Ismail Khattech and Ahmed Hichem Hamzaoui


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10. Temperature Influence on Inhibitory Efficiency of Three Phosphate Inhibitors by Mass Loss

By Latefa Sail


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