Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 93, Issue 3, pp 179–186 | Cite as

The presence of antimony in various dental filling materials

  • Anat Molokhia
  • E. C. Combe
  • J. D. Lilley


Antimony has been determined in a number of nonmetallic dental materials currently used for tooth restoration. The method applied was instrumental neutron activation analysis. The concentration of antimony in some of the brands tested was found to be as high as 900 fold that in the normal hard dental tissues.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Antimony Activation Analysis Neutron Activation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anat Molokhia
    • 1
  • E. C. Combe
    • 2
  • J. D. Lilley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Conservative DentistryUniversity Dental Hospital of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Biomaterials Science UnitUniversity Dental Hospital of ManchesterManchesterUK

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