Novel ion-printed polymers as dental materials - synthesis and characterization.

Project Title
Nowe polimery drukowane jonami jako materiały stomatologiczne - synteza i
Financing Institution
dr inż. Monika Budnicka
Project Objective

Despite numerous solutions in dentistry, there is still the problem of tightness of the applied coatings and fillings, which favors the recurrence of caries. The use of polymers is an innovative solution printed with ion-imprinted polymer (IIP) ions that have not yet been studied for use in dentistry. The designed IIP could be used as a dental bonding system that stimulates mineralization at the material-dentin interface (prolonged release of Ca2 + and OH- ions) and connects with the tissue by interacting with biological apatite and / or collagen (using appropriate monomers). The aim of the scientific activity is the synthesis and characterization of polymers printed with Ca2 + and OH ions and investigation of the basics of the Ca2 + and OH- ion mapping process in relation to the proposed new monomers and cross-linking agents. IIP synthesis will be carried out in a thin layer by photopolymerization in the monomer-template-cross-linker system. I chose monomers and cross-linking agents for polymerization from compounds already used in dentistry, among others, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate and methacrylic compounds showing adhesion to human pulp stem cells, such as tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate, 2- (methacryloyloxy) ethyl acetoacetate, N- (4-hydroxyphenyl) methacrylamide, 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate, ethoxylated trimethylolpropane triacrylate, whereas the latter having not yet been investigated by ion printing. The polymerization pattern will be Ca (OH) 2.