Residual acrylic monomer content of denture base resins with different fiber systems

KÖROĞLU A., Ozdemir T., Pamir A. D. , Usanmaz A.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, cilt.125, ss.471-476, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 125 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/app.35671
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.471-476


The conversion of monomer to its polymer may not be complete and residual monomer is left over in the polymeric matrix; this, in turn, affects the properties of the polymeric matrix. In this study, we wanted to compare residual monomer content of the unreinforced conventional heat-polymerized and microwave-polymerized acrylic resins with those of fiber-reinforced ones. High performance liquid chromatography was used for the determination of the residual monomer content. Statistical analysis of the results was carried out with a confidence level of 95%. It was observed that conventional heat-polymerized denture base resin resulted in a relatively higher residual monomer content than the microwaved one. Conventional heat-polymerized denture base resin with fiber reinforcement caused an increase in the residual monomer content. Furthermore, the change in the residual monomer content of microwave-polymerized denture base resin with fiber reinforcement was not statistically significant compared with no fiber reinforcement. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2012