Correlation between the structure of water in the vicinity of zwitterionic polymers and their bio-compatibility

Susumu Tada, Kohei Takaha, Kyoko Nagaoka, Makoto Gemmei-Ide, Hiromi Kitano, Takayuki Matsunaga, Akira Mochizuki, Masaru Tanaka

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Abstract

The structure of water in the vicinity of zwitterionic polymers including a copolymer composed of anionic and cationic monomer units was analyzed in their aqueous solutions and thin films by using vibrational spectroscopies. In contrast to ordinary polyelectrolytes, zwitterionic polymers had a very small effect on the structure of water, irrespective of its solubility in water. Zwitterionic polymer films showed a good bio- and blood- compatibility with respect to the V79 cell, complement, platelet systems when compared with other polymer films. These results suggest that the structure of water is very important factor to generate bio- and blood- compatibility of polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages4280-4281
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006

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Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period9/20/069/22/06

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Tada, S., Takaha, K., Nagaoka, K., Gemmei-Ide, M., Kitano, H., Matsunaga, T., ... Tanaka, M. (2006). Correlation between the structure of water in the vicinity of zwitterionic polymers and their bio-compatibility. 4280-4281. Paper presented at 55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules, Toyama, Japan.