Chemical modification of polyurethanes by radiation-induced grafting.

  • Brad Jansen
  • Published 1987 in Journal of biomaterials applications


Basic methods of radiation-induced modification of polyurethanes for biomedical applications and of their characterization are briefly described. The most important works found in literature on radiation grafting of polyurethanes are discussed. The radiation grafting of polyetherurethane films and tubings by the preswelling method using various monomers and their physico-chemical characterization are discussed in detail with respect to the antithrombogenic properties of the materials. Novel applications for radiation-modified polyurethanes as drug delivery systems or antiinfectious materials are briefly mentioned.

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@article{Jansen1987ChemicalMO, title={Chemical modification of polyurethanes by radiation-induced grafting.}, author={Brad Jansen}, journal={Journal of biomaterials applications}, year={1987}, volume={1 4}, pages={502-32} }