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Title: The bioactivity and photocatalytic properties of titania nanotube coatings produced with the use of the low-potential anodization of Ti6Al4V alloy surface
Authors: Radtke, A.
Topolski, A.
Jędrzejewski, T.
Kozak, W.
Sadowska, B.
Więckowska-Szakiel, M.
Szubka, Magdalena
Talik, Ewa
Nielsen, L. P.
Piszczek, P.
Keywords: titania nanotubes; anodic oxidation; biointegration; antibacterial properties; photocatalytic activity
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Nanomaterials, Iss. 7 (2017), art. no 197
Abstract: Titania nanotube (TNT) coatings were produced using low-potential anodic oxidation of Ti6Al4V substrates in the potential range 3–20 V. They were analysed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The wettability was estimated by measuring the contact angle when applying water droplets. The bioactivity of the TNT coatings was established on the basis of the biointegration assay (L929 murine fibroblasts adhesion and proliferation) and antibacterial tests against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213). The photocatalytic efficiency of the TNT films was studied by the degradation of methylene blue under UV irradiation. Among the studied coatings, the TiO2 nanotubes obtained with the use of 5 V potential (TNT5) were found to be the most appropriate for medical applications. The TNT5 sample possessed antibiofilm properties without enriching it by additional antimicrobial agent. Furthermore, it was characterized by optimal biocompatibility, performing better than pure Ti6Al4V alloy. Moreover, the same sample was the most photocatalytically active and exhibited the potential for the sterilization of implants with the use of UV light and for other environmental applications.
DOI: 10.3390/nano7080197
ISSN: ‎2079-4991
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