Conversion of a new monomer for dental resin application

Al-Sanabani, F. and Abu Kasim, N.H. and Gan, S.N. (2008) Conversion of a new monomer for dental resin application. Journal of Dental Research.


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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of conversion and cross-linking of polyurethane dimethacrylate (PUDMA), derived from palm oil polyol, for dental resin application. Methods: Polyurethane dimethacrylate was synthesized by reacting excess amount of Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) with palm oil polyol. The resulting isocyanate polyurethane prepolymer was then acrylated using hydroxymethacrylate (HEMA). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to ascertain the formation of PUDMA, and to determine the degree of conversion (DC) of: I) PUDMA, II) Bis-GMA, III)Bis-EMA,IV) Bis-GMA/TEGDMA (3:1), V) Bis-GMA/TEGDMA(3:1)/Bis-EMA (3:1), VI) PUDMA/Bis-EMA (3:1), VII) Bis-GMA/TEGDMA(3:1)/PUDMA (1:1), and VIII) Bis-GMA/TEGDMA(3:1)/PUDMA/Bis-EMA (1-1-1). The photo initiator system Camphorquinone (CQ) and Ethyl-4-N,N-dimethylaminobenzoate (EDMAB) was used with ratio 0.25 and 0.75 by weight, respectively, for all monomers. The results were analyzed using one way ANOVA and Post Hoc Dunnett T3 for multiple comparisons. Results: The FTIR spectrum of PUDMA showed that the isocyanate peaks was absent and appearance of urethane peak. The results of degree of conversion showed that, the unreacted C=C in Bis-GMA is more than 50 , however, the DC of PUDMA is 63 with cross linking 0.4. The resin systems which contain PUDMA showed higher DC and cross-linking than that of other resin system. Conclusions: The degree of conversion of PUDMA monomer is highly significant than Bis-GMA, with more cross-linking. The PUDMA could improve the DC and cross-linking of resin system. Therefore, PUDMA may have promising mechanical properties and biocompatibility.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Binti Abu Kasim Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conversion; Monomer; Dental Resin; Self-Repair; Culture-Conditions; Composite Resin; Dental Pulp Stem Cell; Functionally Graded Design; Multi Layered Post; Functionally Graded Dental Post; Soft Skills; Clinical Pairing; Dental Pulp Stromal Cells; Long-Term Expansion
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 03:27
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 04:32

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