Physicochemical characterization of three fiber-reinforced epoxide-based composites for dental applications

Anderson J. Bonon, Marcus Weck, Estevam A. Bonfante, Paulo G. Coelho

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Fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) biomedical materials are in contact with living tissues arising biocompatibility questions regarding their chemical composition. The hazards of materials such as Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and other monomers and composites present in FRC have been rationalized due to its potential toxicity since its detection in food, blood, and saliva. This study characterized the physicochemical properties and degradation profiles of three different epoxide-based materials intended for restorative dental applications. Characterization was accomplished by several methods including FTIR, Raman, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) Analysis, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and degradation experiments. Physicochemical characterization revealed that although materials presented similar chemical composition, variations between them were more largely accounted by the different phase distribution than chemical composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-913
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • BPA
  • Degradation
  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • Physicochemical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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