Sorption processes of small biomolecules into biocompatible polymers, poly(2-methoxy acrylate) (PMEA) and poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA), were investigated using time-resolved in-situ ATR-IR spectroscopy. Different hydration structures of PMEA were observed when small biomolecules were introduced as a form of buffer solutions into the polymer film. These solutions might influence the biocompatibility of PMEA since hydration structures of biocompatible polymers are important for their functions. The mechanism of sorption and dehydration processes of polymers will be discussed in detail using time-resolved IR spectra.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 18 2006|
|Event||55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan|
Duration: May 24 2006 → May 26 2006
|Other||55th SPSJ Annual Meeting|
|Period||5/24/06 → 5/26/06|
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