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- Mixed poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) and oligo (ethylene glycol) (OEG) layers on gold as non fouling surfaces created by backfilling
- Lokanathan, Arcot R.; Zhang, Shuai; Regina, Viduthalai R.; Cole, Martin A.; Ogaki, Ryosuke; Dong, Mingdong; Besenbacher, Flemming; Meyer, Rikke L.; Kingshott, Peter
- Backfilling a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of long poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) with short PEG is a well-known strategy to improve its potential to resist fouling. Here it is shown, using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, contact angle, and atomic force microscopy, that backfilling PEG thiol with oligo (ethylene glycol) (OEG) terminated alkane thiol molecules results in underbrush formation. The authors also confirm the absence of phase separated arrangement, which is commonly observed with backfilling experiments involving SAMs of short chain alkane thiol with long chain alkane thiol. Furthermore, it was found that OEG addition caused less PEG desorption when compared to alkane thiol. The ability of surface to resist fouling was tested through serum adsorption and bacterial adhesion studies. The authors demonstrate that the mixed monolayer with PEG and OEG is better than PEG at resisting protein adsorption and bacterial adhesion, and conclude that backfilling PEG with OEG resulting in the underbrush formation enhances the ability of PEG to resist fouling.
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- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Industrial Research Institute Swinburne
- Biointerphases, Vol. 6, no. 4 (Dec 2011), pp. 180-188
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0299 Other Physical Sciences; 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
- Backfilling; Gold; Non fouling surfaces; Oligoethylene glycol; Polyethylene glycol
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- Copyright © 2011 American Vacuum Society. Published by SpringerOpen (http://www.springeropen.com/). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/). The published version is reproduced in accordance with this policy.
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- The authors acknowledge support from the Danish Strategic Research Council (Grant No. 2106-07-0013), Alfa Laval, the Lundbeck Foundation, and the Carlsberg Foundation.
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