Authors Zhang, N. ; Pompe, T. ; Ami, I. ; Luxenhofer, R. ; Werner, C. ; Jordan, R.
Title Tailored poly(2-oxazoline) polymer brushes to control protein adsorption and cell adhesion
Date 31.12.2012
Number 36844
Abstract POx bottle-brush brushes (BBBs) are synthesized by SIPGP of 2-isopropenyl-2-oxazoline and consecutive LCROP of 2-oxazolines on 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane-modified silicon substrates. The side chain hydrophilicity and polarity are varied. The impact of the chemical composition and architecture of the BBB upon protein (fibronectin) adsorption and endothelial cell adhesion are investigated and prove extremely low protein adsorption and cell adhesion on BBBs with hydrophilic side chains such as poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) and poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline). The influence of the POx side chain terminal function upon adsorption and adhesion is minor but the side chain length has a significant effect on bioadsorption.
Publisher Macromolecular Bioscience
Citation Macromolecular Bioscience 12 (2012) 926-936

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