Initiated chemical vapor deposition of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogels

Ranjita K. Bose, Kenneth K.S. Lau

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4415-4417
Number of pages3
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number14
StatePublished - May 2 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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