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Smart Polymers and Their Applications as Biomaterials
Summary L iving systems respond to external stimuli adapting themselves to changing conditions. Polymer scientists have been trying to mimic this behaviour for the last twenty years creating the soExpand
New starch-based thermoplastic hydrogels for use as bone cements or drug-delivery carriers
The development of new biodegradable hydrogels, based on corn starch/cellulose acetate blends, produced by free-radical polymerization with methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA) and/or an acrylic acidExpand
Mechanical performance of acrylic bone cements containing different radiopacifying agents.
The effect that three different radiopacifying agents, two of them inorganic (BaSO4, ZrO2) and one organic (an iodine containing monomer, IHQM) have on the static and dynamic mechanical properties ofExpand
Role of amine activators on the curing parameters, properties and toxicity of acrylic bone cements
A review about the accelerating effect of tertiary aromatic amines used as activator in the benzoyl peroxide/amine system for the curing of acrylic resins is presented. The kinetics, mechanism andExpand
New aspects of the effect of size and size distribution on the setting parameters and mechanical properties of acrylic bone cements.
The effect of the size and the size distribution of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) beads on the classical kinetic parameters, peak temperature and setting time, for acrylic bone cement formulationsExpand
New partially degradable and bioactive acrylic bone cements based on starch blends and ceramic fillers.
This work reports the development of new partially biodegradable acrylic bone cements based on corn starch/cellulose acetate blends (SCA), prepared by the free radical polymerization of methylExpand
Optimization of benzoyl peroxide concentration in an experimental bone cement based on poly(methyl methacrylate)
The effect of the concentration of benzoyl peroxide in poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cement formulations on their setting characteristics, particularly peak temperature and setting time, wereExpand
Analysis of the leaching and toxicity of new amine activators for the curing of acrylic bone cements and composites.
The comparative reactivity of new tertiary amine activators with the basic chemical structure of N,N-dimethyl-4-toluidine, but reduced toxicity, is analysed. The leaching of the amine compounds fromExpand
Oxidized dextrins as alternative crosslinking agents for polysaccharides: application to hydrogels of agarose-chitosan.
Hydrogel networks that combine suitable physical and biomechanical characteristics for tissue engineering scaffolds are in demand. The aim of this work was the development of hydrogel networks basedExpand
Injectable self-curing bioactive acrylic-glass composites charged with specific anti-inflammatory/analgesic agent.
Injectable bioactive acrylic formulations based on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and different amounts of bioactive glasses in the system SiO2-CaO-Na2O-P2O5 have been prepared in the presence ofExpand
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