Influence of non-thermal TiCl4/Ar+O2 plasma-assisted TiOx based coatings on the surface of polypropylene (PP) films for the tailoring of surface properties and cytocompatibility.

@article{Pandiyaraj2016InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of non-thermal TiCl4/Ar+O2 plasma-assisted TiOx based coatings on the surface of polypropylene (PP) films for the tailoring of surface properties and cytocompatibility.},
  author={K Navaneetha Pandiyaraj and A. N. Arun Kumar and Mohan Ramkumar and Abhay Sachdev and Packirisamy Gopinath and Pieter Cools and Nathalie De Geyter and Rino Morent and Ruchi Deshmukh and Prabha Hegde and Changseok Han and Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda},
  journal={Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications},
  year={2016},
  volume={62},
  pages={908-18}
}
The superior bulk properties (corrosion resistance, high strength to weight ratio, relatively low cost and easy processing) of hydrocarbon based polymers such as polypropylene (PP) have contributed significantly to the development of new biomedical applications such as artificial organs and cell scaffolds. However, low cell affinity is one of the main draw… CONTINUE READING