Initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD), a low temperature variant of hot-wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) is a solvent-free polymerization technique. It was used to synthesize thick, free-standing films of the hydrogel poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA). In this work, we show that the iCVD technique can yield PHEMA which is free from residual entrained monomer, has low non-specific protein adsorption and is capable of supporting good cell adhesion and proliferation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry