Study on the structure of water in the vicinity of amphoteric polymers

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

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Abstract

The structure of water in the vicinity of amphoteric polymers composed of cationic and anionic monomer units was analyzed in their aqueous solutions and thin films by using vibrational spectroscopies. The amphoteric polymers did not affect the structure of water significantly, irrespective of its solubility in water. Moreover, the number of platelets adhered to the films was smaller than that into PBMA film. These results suggest that the water structure is very important factor to generate blood-compatibility of polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006

Other

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tada, S., Nagaoka, K., Takaha, K., Gemmei-Ide, M., Kitano, H., Matsunaga, T., Mochizuki, A., & Tanaka, M. (2006). Study on the structure of water in the vicinity of amphoteric polymers. Paper presented at 55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules, Toyama, Japan.