Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: What happens to the vitamin E in a vitamin-stabilised HXLPE?
Authors: Delfosse, Daniel
Lerf, Reto
Adlhart, Christian
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-45266-6_19
Published in: Tribology in total hip and knee arthroplasty : potential drawbacks and benefits of commonly used materials
Editors of the parent work: Knahr, Karl
Pages: 197
Pages to: 205
Issue Date: 10-Feb-2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-642-45265-9
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 615: Pharmacology and therapeutics
Abstract: Today many of the second-generation highly cross-linked polyethylenes (HXLPE) use vitamin E (chemical name: α-tocopherol) as antioxidant to further enhance the longevity of the implant. There are two main technologies how to add the vitamin E to the polyethylene: by infusion or by blending. Depending on the manufacturing and sterilisation process and the chosen level of cross-linking, the vitamin E will thus be subjected to different amounts of high energy irradiation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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