By sequential ring-opening polymerization of ethylene oxide and ε-caprolactone, poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) di-block co-polymers with a phosphoryl choline (PC)-terminated group were synthesized. Using FT-IR, NMR, DSC and SEC, the products
were characterized and the results proved the successful synthesis of functionalized di-block co-polymer. After blending the products with polyurethane (PU) and casting the result as film, the PEO segments migrated to the surface of the blend and the PCL segments acted as an anchor to fix
the co-polymer on PU matrix, while the PEO segments provided PU the hydrophibility to prevent the fibrinogen adsorption on PU. This specific di-block co-polymer and the method of processing are hoped to be applied in the biomedical field to improve the biocompatibility of polymer materials.
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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Key Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, P. R. China
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Physics Department, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Publication date: 01 April 2008