Characterisation of some experimental silicones.

  title={Characterisation of some experimental silicones.},
  author={Sharon L. Parker and Iranthi M Meththananda and Michael Braden and Gavin J Pearson},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  volume={17 12},
Release of antimicrobials/antibacterials like chlorhexidine diacetate (CHD) has proved successful in inhibiting Candidal colonisation of silicone-based biomaterials. However, their addition will increase water uptake and may compromise the mechanical integrity. Two experimental silicones (S1 and S2) differing only in the surface treatment of the filler, were investigated. Ultimate tensile strength (UTS), % elongation at break (Eb), Shore A hardness and, when doped with 1% CHD, water uptake and… CONTINUE READING