Home List of Titles Grafting poly ethylene glycol chains for antifouling purposes using supercritical CO2
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- Grafting poly ethylene glycol chains for antifouling purposes using supercritical CO2
- Arcot, Lokanathan R.; Regina, Viduthalai R.; Ogaki, Ryosuke; Meyer, Rikke L.; Kingshott, Peter
- Poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) brushes are widely used for making antifouling surfaces. High graft density, which is desirable for optimal antifouling activity can be achieved using techniques such as atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP), cloud point grafting, and underbrushes formation. Here we demonstrate that PEG grafting using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) results in higher PEG thickness (figure 2) relative to ethanol or toluene based grafting in thiol or silane based grafting respectively. Adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA), lysozyme, casein and lactoglobulin (Lacto-G) on PEG grafted surfaces were quantified using quartz crystal microbalance (QCM-D) (figure 4) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) (figure 3). In conclusion scCO2 based PEG grafting resulted in surfaces that could significantly lower the adsorption of proteins and hence can be used as an efficient solvent in processes involving PEG grafting for antifouling purposes. Significant chemical efficiency and extremely low surface tension makes scCO2 an apt solvent for Grafting PEG brushes into three dimensional micro or nano porous scaffolds related to tissue engineering.
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- Conference paper
- Paper presented at the 32nd Australasian Polymer Symposium (APS 2011), Coffs Harbour, Australia, 13-16 February 2011
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- Antifouling; Atom transfer; Carbon dioxide; CO2; High graft density; PEG monolayers; Poly (ethylene glycol); Polymerisation; Surfaces; Underbrushes
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute
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- Copyright © 2011.
- Peer reviewed