The metal oxide/eugenol cements. I. The chelating power of the eugenol type molecule.

@article{Douglas1978TheMO,
  title={The metal oxide/eugenol cements. I. The chelating power of the eugenol type molecule.},
  author={William H. J. Douglas},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1978},
  volume={57 7-8},
  pages={800-4}
}
The chelating power of the orthomethoxy phenolic (guaiacyl) group is fundamental to the accepted setting reaction of the metal oxide/eugenol cements. In this report, the chelating power is quantitatively described by the sequence of beta2 for the chelates of the relevant metal ions.