oxygen inhibition layer

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A thin (approximately 1–3μ) layer of non-polymerized resin on the surface of a resin composite material produced as a result of the action of atmospheric oxygen. The oxygen inhibition layer consists of mainly uncured monomers. Viscous glycerine-based gels are designed to prevent the formation of an oxygen inhibition layer on the surface of resin materials when they are polymerized. Trade name: DeOx®.

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