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Dental Photoinitiators

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Simply described, photoinitiators are chemicals that generate radicals upon exposure to light.  A more complete description would include all the complexities inherent with the chemical nature of photoinitiators including type, concentration and absorptivity.  All of these factors must be taken into consideration when optimizing a light-curable formulation.

With PL Industries, the new division of Esstech Inc., we can now provide the monomers, adhesion promoters, oligomers, photoinitiators and technical expertise to guide you in your material selection.  The following is an example of our photoinitiator products.


Absorption Range:  400-550 nm, 470 nm peak

Description:  Type II, fine yellow powder, very common and effective for dental restoratives, heat aids in dissolution

2,4,6-Trimethylbenzoyl-diphenylphosphine oxide
Absorption Range: 230-430 nm, 385 nm peak

Description:  Type I, off-white, crystalline powder, dissolves in most monomers, exhibits photo-bleaching properties

1-Phenyl 1,2-propanedione (PPD)
Absorption Range:  300-480 nm, 393 nm peak

Description:  Type II, yellow liquid, believed to have a lower rate of polymerization that is not detrimental to overall conversion

Ethyl-4-dimethylamino benzoate

Description:  a tertiary amine synergist typically used in combination with type II photoinitiators such as PL-CQ


Description:  solid, off-white amine co-initiator that is low in color, requires melting or crushing to simplify incorporation

2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate

Description:  a clear, colorless liquid used as an amine synergist for type II photoinitiators, commonly used in 1:2 ratio with CQ

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Product Code: X-991-0000

Synonyms:  EXOTHANE 108

Exothane 108 is the acrylate analog of our Exothane 8.  It shares similar properties to Exothane 8 such as enhanced toughness, high percent elongation and good tensile strength but, cures much faster.


Product Code: X-992-0000

Synonyms:  EXOTHANE 126

Exothane 126 is the acrylate analog of Exothane 126.  When cured “neat”, Exothane 126 has very high conversion and very low shrinkage.  The resulting homopolymer is very soft and rubber-like.


We are constantly developing more Exothanes to meet your applications!  Email us to request samples or discuss custom synthesis,


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