Journal of the Korean Research Society for Dental Materials (대한치과기재학회지), Vol.28(4) : 367~375, 2001
Journal of the Korean Research Society for Dental Materials (대한치과기재학회지)
Tris[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloyloxypropoxy)phenyl]methane(THMPM) was prepared easily from triphenylolmethane triglycidyl ether in good yield. As compared with composite resin formulated with difunctional bis-GMA, the physical properties of a newly developed composite resin formulated with trifunctional THMPM was evaluated. Cytotoxicity and acute toxicity of composite resin based on trifunctional THMPM evaluated according to ISO standard method. The depth of cure of the composite resin based on THMPM was higher than that of the bis-GMA composite. There were no significant differences in flexural strength and water sorption between the composites resin based on THMPM and bis-GMA. The water-solubility value for the light-activated composite resins formulated with THMPM was much lower than that for a control bis-GMA composite. According to cytotoxicity evaluation, the composite resin based on THMPM showed very mild cytotoxicity with the response index of between 0/0 and 1/0. No acute toxicity of composite resin formulated with trifunctional THMPM was also observed. It is believed that THMPM is promising candidate for application as a photocurable dental composite resin.