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A thermogravimetric method for assessing the substantivity of polymer films on dentally relevant substrates

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A thermogravimetric (TG) method is described for evaluating the substantivity of multi-functional polymeric materials that may be used as protective coatings for teeth. Applied to poly(butyl methacrylate) and poly(octadecyl methacrylate) film structures deposited onto model tooth surfaces from aqueous latex formulations, the method shows that while the latter polymer exhibits little substantivity, the former may be a suitable candidate material for dental-care applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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