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Surface functionalization of low density polyethylene films with grafted poly(ethylene glycol) derivatives

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Abstract

Surface functionalization of low density polyethylene (LDPE) film with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) derivatives was achieved by UV-induced graft copolymerization with poly(ethylene glycol) monomethacrylate (PEGMA), followed by converting the hydroxy end groups of the PEG side chains of the grafted PEGMA polymer into various functional groups. The functional groups included chloride, bromide, amine, aldehyde, carboxylic acid and sodium sulfonate groups. The surface functionalized LDPE films were characterized by attenuated total reflectance (ATR) FT-IR spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). LDPE films with surface-grafted PEG derivatives are potentially useful substrates for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Surface functionalization of low density polyethylene films with grafted poly(ethylene glycol) derivatives

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2001, accepted on 24 Aug 2001 and first published on 17 Oct 2001


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B101974K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2001,11, 2951-2957
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    Surface functionalization of low density polyethylene films with grafted poly(ethylene glycol) derivatives

    P. Wang, K. L. Tan, E. T. Kang and K. G. Neoh, J. Mater. Chem., 2001, 11, 2951
    DOI: 10.1039/B101974K

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