Hydroxyapatite (HA) from Mentarang (Pholas Orientalis) Shells


  • Mohd Riza Mohd Roslan
  • Nashrul Fazli Mohd Nasir
  • Nur Farahiyah Mohamad
  • Nur Hafizah


Hydroxyapatite, Mentarang, Pholas Orientalis, Bone tissue engineering


A huge waste from ocean was created everyday around the world and detrimentally affects the environment. Several species of ocean organisms such as seashells composed high calcium carbonate (CaCO3) content. In this work, Mentarang (Pholas Orientalis) shells were processed to extract the calcium and progressively synthesized the hydroxyapatite (HA). The as-synthesized HA powder was analyzed via X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR). Evaluation on the pattern and peaks from both analyses resembled the standard HA thus confirm the formation of HA.




How to Cite

Mohd Roslan, M. R. ., Mohd Nasir, N. F. ., , N. F. M., & Nur Hafizah. (2021). Hydroxyapatite (HA) from Mentarang (Pholas Orientalis) Shells. Multidisciplinary Applied Research and Innovation, 2(3), 194–198. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/periodicals/index.php/mari/article/view/5112

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