Microphase separated structure, surface composition and blood compatibility of segmented poly(urethaneureas) with various soft segment components

Atsushi Takahara, Jun ichi Tashita, Tisato Kajiyama, Motowo Takayanagi, William J. MacKnight

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Abstract

Properties, surface composition, and blood compatibility of segmented poly(urethaneureas) (SPUU's) with various soft segment components were investigated. The microphase separated structure between hard and soft segments improved with an increase in molecular weight ( M ̄n) of polyether diol in soft segment. The amount of absorbed water depended on the nature of the polyether component. X-ray photoelectron spectra of the surface of SPUU revealed that the surface composition depended on M ̄n and surface free energy of polyether component. Blood compatibility of SPUU depended on the state of microphase separated structure and surface composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-996
Number of pages10
Journalpolymer
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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