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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry