Synthesis and characterization of cross-linked polymeric nanoparticles and their composites for reinforcement of photocurable dental resin

Melinda Szaloki, Jozsef Gall, Katalin Bukovinszki, Janos Borbely, Csaba Hegedus

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Abstract

Reactive polymeric nanoparticles were formed for reinforcement of photocurable dental resin. Cross-linked polymeric nanoparticles were synthesized by emulsion polymerization of mono- (methyl methacrylate; MMA) and trifunctional (trimethylol propane trimethacrylate; TMPTMA) monomers. The nanoparticles were dispersed in bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate (Bis-GMA) based dental resin matrix in the range of 5-25 wt% to form photocurable nanocomposites. The effect of reactive polymeric particles on the mechanical properties of photocurable dental resin was investigated. Polymerization shrinkage, polymerization shrinkage stress, viscosity, diametral tensile strength, compressive, and flexural strength of the nanocomposites have been studied. It was observed that the cross-linked nanoparticles significantly influenced the mechanical properties of the reinforced dental resin nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Cross-linked prepolymers
  • Mechanical properties
  • Photopolymerization
  • Reinforced resin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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