Sorption, solubility, and mass changes of hydroxyapatite-containing composites in artificial saliva, food simulating solutions, tea, and coffee

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of preparation/storage conditions on the sorption, solubility, and mass changes of new proposed hydroxyapatite-containing resin-based composites. Seventy cylindrical samples of composite were prepared according to the ISO 4049 and stored in different storage solutions (distilled water, artificial saliva, 10% ethanol, 3% acetic acid, heptane, tea, and coffee) for 7, 14, and 28 days at 37°C. Principal component analysis and analysis of the variance were used to determine the impact of the preparation and storage conditions (e.g., curing time, storage time, and type of storage solution) on the changes of stability of examined material. Sorption, solubility, and mass changes of examined samples were specified. The tendency of these changes depending on the curing time, storage time, and type of storage solutions were presented. Due to the observed behavior, three groups of storage solutions were distinguished: “aqueous,” acidic, and hydrophobic (“fat”) solutions. Investigated properties changed in different way, characteristic for each of the above groups. No general tendency of the influence of storage and curing time was observed. The type of storage solution has the greatest impact on the sorption, solubility, and mass changes of examined material. The influence of the curing and storage time may be neglected. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 39856.

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