Journal article

Ion leaching of a glass-ionomer glass: an empirical model and effects on setting characteristics and strength

Leon H Prentice, Martin J Tyas, Michael F Burrow

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

The release of ions from a glass-ionomer glass, which in the polyacid matrix effects the cross-linking and setting of a cement, can be modelled and initiated by acid-treatment in a dilute acid. This study examined the effect of time of acetic acid leaching on the working time, setting time, and strength of a model GIC. A reactive fluoride glass was immersed in hot acetic acid for 0 (control), 5, 15, 35, 65, 95 and 125 min, filtered and dried. The glass was mixed with an experimental GI liquid in a capsule system and the mixed pastes assessed for working and initial setting time. Compressive strength testing was undertaken according to ISO9917:2003. Immersion time had a significant effect on ..

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