Le Ho Khanh Hy, Pham Xuan Ky, Dao Viet Ha, Nguyen Thu Hong, Phan Bao Vy, Doan Thi Thiet, Nguyen Phuong Anh
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  • Le Ho Khanh Hy Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Pham Xuan Ky Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Dao Viet Ha Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thu Hong Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Phan Bao Vy Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Doan Thi Thiet Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Phuong Anh Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam




Bone, skipjack tuna bone, Katsuwonus pelamis, 600oC, 900oC, 1200oC, hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, β-tricalcium phosphate Ca3(PO4)2.


This paper is concerned with certain properties of calcium hydroxyapatite from skipjack tuna bone (Katsuwonus pelamis) which are by-products of fish export industry. Hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 and β-tricalcium phosphate Ca3(PO4)2, the high-value compounds, have been successfully extracted from skipjack tuna bones. The bones were heated at different temperatures of 600oC, 900oC, 1200oC. While at 600oC hydroxyapatites were obtained with Ca/P ratio of 1.658, comparable to the value of 1.67 found in human bone; the hydroxyapatite crystals of average size of 0.25 µm were formed with the same size distribution. In case of heated bone samples at 900°C and 1200°C, the calcium formed were biphasic calcium phosphate composed of hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate; the Ca/P ratio was between 1.660–1.665; the calcium crystals of more than
1 µm were highly porous and connected to each other in priority orientation of tube direction.


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How to Cite

Hy, L. H. K., Ky, P. X., Ha, D. V., Hong, N. T., Vy, P. B., Thiet, D. T., & Anh, N. P. (2019). CERTAIN PROPERTIES OF CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITE FROM SKIPJACK TUNA BONE (Katsuwonus pelamis). Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 18(4A), 151–163. https://doi.org/10.15625/1859-3097/18/4A/13643




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