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Mertz G.,Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology5 avenue des Hauts FourneauxL 4362Esch sur AlzetteLuxembourg | Fouquet T.,Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology5 avenue des Hauts FourneauxL 4362Esch sur AlzetteLuxembourg | Ahrach H.I.E.,Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology5 avenue des Hauts FourneauxL 4362Esch sur AlzetteLuxembourg | Becker C.,Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology5 avenue des Hauts FourneauxL 4362Esch sur AlzetteLuxembourg | And 4 more authors.
Plasma Processes and Polymers | Year: 2015

Biocompatible plasma polymers are expected to be used in various applications in medicine such as drug delivery with a controlled release. In this context we investigated the possibility to monitor the kinetic of hydrolytic degradation of plasma polymers by tailoring the chemistry of the precursor. A homemade precursor way synthesized by grafting acrylate function on both side of a polycaprolactone diol (PCL diol) to produce a PCL diacrylate characterized by IR, NMR, and MS to confirm its chemical structure. Acrylates constitute a promising class of precursors to improve the retention of the integrity of the precursor by working in soft plasma conditions. The plasma polymerization of the so-synthesized precursor have been highlighted by means of a multi technique analytical strategy and ensured the retention of hydrolyzable ester function of the precursor. Finally the thickness consumption during immersion in PBS were performed and found to be slower as compared to the degradation kinetic of a plasma polymerized methacrylic anhydride. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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