Eugenol functionalized poly(acrylic acid) derivatives in the formation of glass-ionomer cements.

@article{Rojo2008EugenolFP,
  title={Eugenol functionalized poly(acrylic acid) derivatives in the formation of glass-ionomer cements.},
  author={Luis Rojo and Blanca V{\'a}zquez and Julio San Rom{\'a}n and Sanjukta Deb},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={1709-16}
}
Eugenol possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties with the ability to relieve pain in irritated or diseased tooth pulp, thus, incorporating polymers with eugenol moieties in dental cements is attractive. An acrylic derivative of eugenyl methacrylate (EgMA) was copolymerized with acrylic acid (AA) using a radical initiator, to yield a water soluble copolymer of acrylic acid and eugenyl methacrylate {p(AA-co-EgMA)}, which was then applied in the formulation of glass-ionomer cements for… CONTINUE READING