Poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) was grafted with dopamine to increase its adhesion force to metal surface. Nitinol plate surfaces were then modified by coating with PAA-g-dopamine. To synthesize PAA-g-dopamine, PAA was first activated by dicyclohexylcarbodiimide and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) to form PAA–NHS. Dopamine was then copolymerized with PAA–NHS in an aqueous medium at pH 8.5. We propose to increase the adhesion of adhesive PAA-g-dopamine on nitinol to improve its durability. In this article, we studied wettability, surface elemental composition, and surface morphology. Biocompatibility was also assessed by L929 fibroblast cells in vitro. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2013
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