Vapor-Based Multicomponent Coatings for Antifouling and Biofunctional Synergic Modifications (pages 2281–2287)
Meng-Yu Tsai, Yung-Chih Chen, Ting-Ju Lin, Yin-Chu Hsu, Ching-Yu Lin, Ruei-Hung Yuan, Jiashing Yu, Ming-Sheng Teng, Michael Hirtz, Mark Hung-Chih Chen, Chih-Hao Chang and Hsien-Yeh Chen
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303050
A multicomponent coating containing a distinct electron-deficient alkyne and unsaturated maleimide anchoring sites is synthesized using a straightforward process involving chemical vapor deposition copolymerization. The coating is utilized to design a biofunctionally active surface that resists fouling. The antifouling properties suppress protein adsorption and cell adhesion; the biofunctional surface precisely controls manipulated cell attachments synergically.