可以通过加热低温多晶型物β-TCP来制备α-三磷酸钙（α-TCP）。 它也可以通过在转变温度以上以适当的组成对无定形前体进行热结晶而制得。 α-TCP与β-TCP具有生物相容性。 它是高度可溶的，可迅速水解为钙缺乏的羟基磷灰石。 这使α-TCP成为配制自固化骨传导性骨水泥，可生物降解的生物陶瓷和骨修复复合材料的有益成分。
α-tri-Calcium is a tasteless powder containing excess of calcium oxide. It is commonly used to introduce DNA and transfect eukaryotic cells for molecular biology experiments.
α-tri-Calcium phosphate (α-TCP) can be made by heating the low-temperature polymorph β-TCP. It can also be made by thermal crystallization of amorphous precursors with the appropriate composition above the transformation temperature. α-TCP is biocompatible as β-TCP. It is highly soluble and hydrolyses quickly to calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite. This makes α-TCP a beneficial constituent for formulating self-setting osteotransductive bone cements and biodegradable bioceramics and composites for bone repairing.
For analysis of bone cement; as standard.
α-tri-Calcium phosphate has been used to transfect 293T and 231 cells with the PiggyBac LSS-mOrange- aspartate-glutamate-valine-aspartate (DEVD)-mKate2 transposon vector and in reporter verification studies.
• transient and stable transfection of wide range of cell types
• drug delivery systems