Microwave-Assisted Surface Modification of Metallocene Polyethylene for Improving Blood Compatibility

  title={Microwave-Assisted Surface Modification of Metallocene Polyethylene for Improving Blood Compatibility},
  author={Hemanth Mohandas and Gunalan Sivakumar and Palaniappan Kasi and Saravana Kumar Jaganathan and Eko Supriyanto},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
A wide number of polymers are being used for various medical applications. In this work, microwave-assisted surface modification of metallocene polyethylene (mPE) was studied. FTIR analysis showed no significant changes in the chemical groups after treatment. Contact angle analysis revealed a decrease in contact angle of the treated samples insinuating increasing hydrophilicity and better biocompatibility. Qualitative analysis of treated samples using scanning electron microscope (SEM) depicted… CONTINUE READING
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