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Record number 550906
Title Bioactive Antifouling Surfaces by Visible-Light-Triggered Polymerization
Author(s) Kuzmyn, Andriy R.; Nguyen, Ai T.; Zuilhof, Han; Baggerman, Jacob
Source Advanced Material Interfaces 6 (2019)12. - ISSN 2196-7350
Department(s) Organic Chemistry
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) biosensing - controlled living polymerization - nonfouling coatings - zwitterionic polymer brushes

Hierarchical bioactive surfaces are created by visible-light-induced surface-initiated living radical polymerization employing tris[2-phenylpyridinato-C2,N]iridium(III) as a photocatalyst. The hierarchical antifouling diblock copolymer structures consist of N-(2-hydroxypropyl)-methacrylamide (first block) and carboxybetaine methacrylate (second block). The living nature of the polymerization is shown by a linear increase in layer thickness (as measured by atomic force microscopy) and reinitiation of the polymerization to create a patterned second block of polymer. The chemical structure of the brushes is confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy measurements. The block copolymer brushes demonstrate excellent antifouling properties when exposed to single-protein solutions or to bovine serum. The second carboxybetaine block of the hierarchical antifouling structures can effectively be biofunctionalized with an anti-fibrinogen antibody. The coated surfaces show a high affinity and specificity to fibrinogen, while preventing nonspecific adsorption from other proteins in bovine serum.

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