Radiation-induced graft modification of knitted poly(ethylene terephthalate) fabric for collagen immobilization
2007 (English)In: Polymers for Advanced Technologies, ISSN 1042-7147, E-ISSN 1099-1581, Vol. 18, no 4, 281-285 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Radiation-induced graft co-polymerization of methacrylic acid and N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone mixture from poly(ethylene terephthalate) knitted fabrics were conducted using a preirradiation method. The influence of the graft conditions, such as irradiation dose, reaction time, monomer concentration and temperature on the degree of grafting was determined. It was found that there is a limiting irradiation dose of 40 kGy above which the degree of grafting does not increase. An increase in the monomer concentration from 20 to 40% and an increase in temperature from 60 to 80°C gave a higher initial rate of grafting as well as higher equilibrium graft levels. The characterization of the fabric was carried out by attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The grafted fabric surface, carrying negatively charged carboxylate ions, was shown to attract collagen, being positively charged to provide bioreceptive surfaces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 18, no 4, 281-285 p.
polyesters, acrylic acid, N-vinylpyrrolidone, radiation, graft copolymers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-14179DOI: 10.1002/pat.859ISI: 000245962300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-14179DiVA: diva2:41949