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Platinum in silicone breast implants ☆

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10715 699 2006 13 PDF Available
Title
Platinum in silicone breast implants ☆
Abstract

Silicone elastomers are widely used in implantable devices, including silicone breast implants. These rubbers are generally formed/cured using platinum-catalyzed hydrosilylation. The current scientific literature on the chemistry of platinum is reviewed, as it applies to the use of platinum catalysts for cure of silicone elastomers destined for use in silicone breast implants. These discussions serve as a basis to examine the recent literature describing release of platinum into tissues adjacent to silicone breast implants, the chemical nature of the platinum present in breast implants and the possible association between platinum and clinical outcomes.

Keywords
Silicone elastomer; Breast implant; Hydrosilylation; Platinum catalysis; Biological consequences
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Platinum in silicone breast implants ☆
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 27, Issue 17, June 2006, Pages 3274–3286
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering