Plasmonic Effect of Gold-Patchy Silica Nanoparticles on Green Light-Photopolymerizable Dental Resin

Szalóki, Melinda and Csarnovics, István and Bonyár, Attila and Ungor, Ditta and Csapó, Edit and Sápi, András and Hegedűs, Csaba (2023) Plasmonic Effect of Gold-Patchy Silica Nanoparticles on Green Light-Photopolymerizable Dental Resin. NANOMATERIALS, 13 (18). No-2554. ISSN 2079-4991

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A low ratio of polymerization is a major problem in resin-based composites. In this paper, the plasmonic effect of gold-covered silica nanoparticles on the physicochemical and mechanical properties of bisphenol A diglycidyl dimethacrylate (Bis-GMA), triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) and urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) green light-photopolymerizable dental resin was investigated at an intensity of 1.4 mW/cm2 for 40 s. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed silica of about 350 nm covered with 12–15 nm gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) at 100% nominal coverage. Five different concentrations of bare and patchy silica particles were used; in the latter composite, the calculated Au wt% were 0.0052 wt%, 0.0104 wt%, 0.0208 wt%, 0.04160 wt%, and 0.0823 wt%. The plasmon peak of patchy silica-filled nanocomposite overlapped with the absorption of Irgacure 784 photoinitiator and green LED light emission peak. The effect of plasmon-enhanced polymerization achieved with green light illumination was analyzed using diametral tensile strength (DTS), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi), and degree of conversion (DC) based on Raman spectroscopy. The values of the Au NP with 0.0208 wt% was found to be maximum in all the measured data. Based on our result, it can be concluded that the application of patchy silica particles in dental resin can improve the polymerization ratio and the mechanical parameters of the composite.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: patchy silica; plasmonics; dental resin; green LED light; diametral tensile strength; differential scanning calorimetry; Raman spectroscopy; surface plasmon resonance imaging
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC173.4 Material science / anyagtudomány
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RK Dentistry / fogászat
Depositing User: Dr. Csarnovics István
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2023 06:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 11:00

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