Immobilization of Polyethylene Oxide Surfactants for Non-Fouling Biomaterial Surfaces Using an Argon Glow Discharge Treatment

M. S. Sheu, M. S. Sheu, A. S. Hoffman, B. D. Ratner, J. Feijen, J. M. Harris

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    Abstract

    A non-fouling (protein-resistant) polymer surface is achieved by the covalent immobilization of polyethylene oxide (PEO) surfactants using an inert gas discharge treatment. Treated surfaces have been characterized using electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), static secondary ion mass spectrometry (SSIMS), water contact angle measurement, fibrinogen adsorption, and platelet adhesion. This paper is intended to review our recent work in using this simple surface modification process to obtain wettable polymer surfaces in general, and non-fouling biomaterial surfaces in particular.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1065-1076
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of adhesion science and technology
    Volume7
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

    Keywords

    • glow discharge treatment
    • non-fouling surfaces
    • poly(ethylene oxide) surfactants
    • Surface modification
    • wettable polymer surfaces

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