Thin-Layer Grafts of Poly[bis((methoxyethoxy)ethoxy)phosphazene] on Organic Polymer Surfaces

Harry R. Allcock, Richard J. Fitzpatrick, Karyn Visscher, Lawrence Salvati

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Poly[bis((methoxyethoxy)ethoxy)phosphazene] (1) was covalently bonded and cross-linked to the surfaces of several organic polymers. Polypropylene, poly(vinyl chloride), poly (ethylene terephthalate), poly(bisphenol A carbonate), and poly (methyl methacrylate) were coated with polymer 1, and the coated materials were then exposed to 5 Mrad of 60Co γ-rays. The resultant surfaces were studied by ATR-IR, XPS, SEM, and contact angle techniques. The modified surfaces showed marked increases in hydrophilicity or hydrogel character and are excellent candidates for a number of biochemical, biomedical, and electrochemical uses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-780
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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