Electropolymerization of pyrrole on titanium substrates for the future development of new biocompatible surfaces.

@article{Giglio2001ElectropolymerizationOP,
  title={Electropolymerization of pyrrole on titanium substrates for the future development of new biocompatible surfaces.},
  author={Elvira de Giglio and Maria Rachele Guascito and L Sabbatin and G. Zambonin},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 19},
  pages={2609-16}
}
Titanium and its alloys are widely used in load-bearing implants as a result of their excellent mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. In order to improve their performances with respect to osseointegration, the use of bioactive coatings has been suggested. Polypyrrole (PPy) has been chosen as coating polymer because of its ability to be electrochemically grown directly onto metallic substrates, of any shape and dimension, leading to remarkably adherent overlayers. This polymer, in… CONTINUE READING