Biodegradable Metals Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys

Magnesium (Mg) is an alkaline earth element with an atomic number of 12 and an atomic mass of 24.32. Pure bulk Mg has a sliver-white color after surface polishing. Magnesium occurs abundantly in nature, especially in the ocean, always in combinational forms with other elements. It is obtained chiefly by the electrolysis of fused salts containing magnesium chloride or by the thermal reduction of magnesia. Mg alloys and Mg salts have been used in automobile, aerospace, and various pharmaceuticals (such as magnesium sulfate). In recent decades, Mg alloys have attracted significant interest in medical applications, such as cardiovascular stents, orthopedic implants, and devices.

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