Effect of methacrylated hyperbranched polymers on the fracture properties of denture base materials

Scott R. Schricker, Tamer Hamza, Deepali Jere, Minhhoa Dotrong, Alvin Wee

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Abstract

Hyperbranched polymers have the potential to reinforce crosslinked polymeric materials. In this study several concentrations of a methacrylated hyperbranched polyether are formulated with a denture base resin and cured. The denture base resin is a polymethyl methacrylate based resin. The fracture toughness of each of these concentrations was measured and compared to control. Only the 1% concentration had a significantly higher fracture toughness compared to the control. This is similar to other results that are found in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dental materials
  • Denture base materials
  • Fracture toughness
  • Hyperbranched polymers
  • Polymethyl methacrylate

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