Effect of air-drying on the solvent evaporation, degree of conversion and water sorption/solubility of dental adhesive models

M. Bail, J. Malacarne-Zanon, S. M.A. Silva, A. Anauate-Netto, F. D. Nascimento, R. Amore, H. Lewgoy, David Henry Pashley, M. R. Carrilho

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Abstract

This study evaluated protocols to eliminate acetone from dental adhesives and their effect on the kinetic of water sorption and percent of conversion of these adhesives. Experimental methacrylate-based adhesives with increasing hydrophilicity (R2, R3, R5) were used as reference materials. Primer-like solutions were prepared by addition of 50 wt% acetone. Acetone elimination was measured gravimetrically before and after: a spontaneous evaporation, an application of air-drying at room temperature or application of 40°C air-drying. Protocols were performed from 15 to 60 s. Specimens of adhesive/ acetone mixtures were photo-activated and tested for degree of conversion, water sorption and solubility. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Bonferroni's tests (a = 0.05). Complete acetone elimination was never achieved, but it was significantly greater after the 40°C airdrying application. Higher acetone elimination was observed for the least hydrophilic adhesive. Longer periods for acetone evaporation and heated air-stream can optimize polymerization and reduce the water sorption/solubility of adhesive system models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-638
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Bail, M., Malacarne-Zanon, J., Silva, S. M. A., Anauate-Netto, A., Nascimento, F. D., Amore, R., Lewgoy, H., Pashley, D. H., & Carrilho, M. R. (2012). Effect of air-drying on the solvent evaporation, degree of conversion and water sorption/solubility of dental adhesive models. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 23(3), 629-638. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10856-011-4541-y