Journal article

The effect of oxalic acid incorporation on the setting time and strength of a glass-ionomer cement

LH Prentice, M Tyas

ACTA BIOMATERIALIA | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Oxalic acid and its metal oxalate salts have been used extensively in dentistry in a range of applications: as desensitisers, in cavity preparation, and as bonding agents. This study investigated the influence of oxalic acid upon the working time, initial setting time, 24-h hardness and compressive strength of a glass-ionomer cement. Conventional glass-ionomer liquids were prepared from polyacrylic acid, tartaric acid, water, and oxalic acid at concentrations of 0-7% w/w. Liquids were dosed into capsules with a commercial glass-ionomer powder, activated and mixed. The resultant pastes were assessed for working time, initial setting time, 24-h hardness and 24-h compressive strength. Liquids c..

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