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Polyglycerol coated polypropylene surfaces for protein and bacteria resistance

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Polyglycerol (PG) coated polypropylene (PP) films were synthesized in a two-step approach that involved plasma bromination and subsequently grafting hyperbranched polyglycerols with very few amino functionalities. The influence of different molecular weights and density of reactive linkers were investigated for the grafted PGs. Longer bromination times and higher amounts of linkers on the surface afforded long-term stability. The protein adsorption and bacteria attachment of the PP-PG films were studied. Their extremely low amine content proved to be beneficial for preventing bacteria attachment.

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2014, accepted on 26 Nov 2014 and first published on 27 Nov 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01375A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 1350-1359
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    Polyglycerol coated polypropylene surfaces for protein and bacteria resistance

    M. C. Lukowiak, S. Wettmarshausen, G. Hidde, P. Landsberger, V. Boenke, K. Rodenacker, U. Braun, J. F. Friedrich, A. A. Gorbushina and R. Haag, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 1350
    DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01375A

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