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Salmaan H. Baxamusa and Karen K. Gleason Random Copolymer Films with Molecular-Scale Compositional Heterogeneities that Interfere with Protein Adsorption Advanced Functional Materials 19

Article first published online: 30 SEP 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200900943

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Randomly amphiphilic copolymers are deposited by photoinitiated chemical vapor deposition (piCVD). Control over material properties, such as swellability, surface roughness, and water contact angle, are demonstrated over a range of copolymer compositions. The copolymer films adsorb less protein than either of the respective homopolymers, and a model suggesting that molecular-scale heterogeneities in surface composition inhibit protein adsorption is presented.

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