Impact of hydrophilicity and length of spacer chains on the bonding of functional monomers
Feitosa, Victor P × Sauro, Salvatore Ogliari, Fabricio A Ogliari, Aline Oliveira Yoshihara, Kumiko Zanchi, Cesar H Correr-Sobrinho, Lourenço Sinhoreti, Mário A Correr, Américo B Watson, Timothy F Van Meerbeek, Bart #
Dental Materials vol:30 issue:12 pages:E317-E323
10-Methacryloyloxy-decyl-dihydrogen-phosphate (10-MDP) is currently considered as one of the most effective functional monomers for dental bonding, this in part thanks to its long and relatively hydrophobic spacer chain, adequately separating the polymerizable from the phosphate functionalities. This study compared functional monomers with different spacer chains' length and hydrophilicity to 10-MDP on their dentin and enamel bonding performance.