|Surface Modification of Polypropylene with Single POSS Moiety Nanoparticles for Biomaterial Applications
|Paper ID : 1445-ICNS
Rahele Mashhadi1, Babak Akbari *1, Majid Karimi2
1Department of Life Science Engineering, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran
2Polymerization Engineering Department, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI)
|In this study, the surface of medical grade polypropylene was modified by O2 plasma depositing active COOH groups that were later used for reaction with Amine- derivative polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanostructure. According to this clear and simple method, the superhydrophobic surface was achieved. ATR-FTIR spectrum was used for confirmation of grafting COOH and then polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane on the polymer. The amount of hydrophobicity was determined by Contact angle measurement. The result showed that, after the plasma, the COOH group deposited to the polymer, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane grafted after chemical reaction and the superhydrophobic surface finally achieved.
|polypropylene, superhydrophobic, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane, Contact angle
|Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)