Light-Curing of a Sol-Gel-Derived Silicate-Based Epoxy-Functional Polymer Nanocomposite Material System


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Copuroglu M., Şen M.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, vol.35, pp.1879-1887, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pc.22844
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER COMPOSITES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1879-1887

Abstract

n an effort to explore the potential of certain types of polymer nanocomposites to be successful candidates as dental restoration/adhesion materials, a Ti- or Zr-containing and organically modified silicate-based material system with epoxy functionality was prepared by use of a sol-gel synthesis method, and ultraviolet light-and visible light (VL)-curing processes. Comparative influences of certain synthesis/processing parameters on the properties of the system were detailed. It was shown that both Ti- and Zr-containing species could play significant roles in determining the structure and hence the properties of the nanocomposites. VL-curing was demonstrated to be a relatively advantageous process that could be employed in applications such as dental restoration/adhesion. Moreover, the mechanical properties of the nanocomposites were shown to be promisingly high. Overall observations and results indicated a prospective opportunity for this material system to be utilized in dental restoration/adhesion applications.

In an effort to explore the potential of certain types of polymer nanocomposites to be successful candidates as dental restoration/adhesion materials, a Ti- or Zr-containing and organically modified silicate-based material system with epoxy functionality was prepared by use of a sol-gel synthesis method, and ultraviolet light-and visible light (VL)-curing processes. Comparative influences of certain synthesis/processing parameters on the properties of the system were detailed. It was shown that both Ti- and Zr-containing species could play significant roles in determining the structure and hence the properties of the nanocomposites. VL-curing was demonstrated to be a relatively advantageous process that could be employed in applications such as dental restoration/adhesion. Moreover, the mechanical properties of the nanocomposites were shown to be promisingly high. Overall observations and results indicated a prospective opportunity for this material system to be utilized in dental restoration/adhesion applications. (C) 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers