Octacalcium phosphates (OCPs) co-incorporated with various molar ratios of succinate and suberate ions were synthesized by wet processing. The interplanar spacings of the (100) planes (d 100) of OCPs formed in the presence of succinic acid (Suc) or suberic acid (Sub) were larger than those of OCPs formed without addition of a dicarboxylic acid to the reaction solvent. The increases in the interplanar spacings of the (100) planes were caused by substitution of HPO 4 2- by dicarboxylate ions. The OCPs with co-incorporated succinate and suberate ions, i.e. solid solutions of OCP with incorporated Suc and Sub, were formed by reactions in the presence of Suc and Sub. When the Suc/(Suc + Sub) values in the starting compositions were in the range 0.45-1.0, Suc was preferentially incorporated into the OCP. In contrast, when the Sub/(Suc + Sub) values in the starting compositions were in the range 0.60-1.0, Sub was preferentially incorporated into the OCP crystals.
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