Studies on molecular structure of biocompatible polymers by vibrational spectroscopy [17] sorption of small molecules

Akiko Tanabe, Shigeaki Morita, Masaru Tanaka, Yukihiro Ozaki

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006

Other

Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period5/24/065/26/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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