Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 13, Issue 12, pp 2600–2604 | Cite as

The determination of residual monomer in polymethylmethacrylate denture-base resins

  • W. H. Douglas
  • J. F. Bates


The residual monomer content of dental appliances has been implicated as a cause of burning mouths and, since several methods have been advocated for its estimation, a study to establish the best technique is described. It was established that the gas chromatographic technique gave the most reliable results and has been used on several types of methyl methacrylate resins cured under a variety of techniques.


Polymer Methyl Burning Methacrylate Polymethylmethacrylate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. H. Douglas
    • 1
  • J. F. Bates
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Restorative Dentistry, The Welsh National School of MedicineUniversity of Wales Dental SchoolHeathUK

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