Preparation of Al-free glass-lonomer cement

Masanobu Kamitakahara, Hyun Min Kim, Fumiaki Miyaji, Tadashi Kokubo, Takashi Nakamura

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Glass-ionomer cements have been widely used in dentistry. Basically they consist of CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-CaF2 glass powders and polyacrylic acid. The glass-ionomer cement does not show bioactivity, i.e., bone-bonding ability. One of the reasons for this non-bioactivity may be attributed to the presence of aluminum in the glass powders which suppresses the apatite formation in the living body. In the present study, preparation of an Al-free glass-ionomer cement was attempted by using CaO-Fe2O3-SiO2 glass powders. The obtained cement showed an appropriate workability and setting behavior. The cementation was speculated to progress via the release of Fe3+ and Ca2+ ions from the glass to form Fe(III) and Ca(II) polyacrylates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1118
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Aluminum-free
  • Cement
  • Glass-ionomer
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Iron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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