• Surface modification of polyvinyl chloride towards blood compatibility

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      Polyvinyl chloride; surface modification; blood compatibility

    • Abstract


      The surface modification of medical grade polyvinylchloride (pvc) from various sources with the ionic bonding of polyelectrolyte is investigated by exposing thepvc sheets to 1% zephiran chloride for 10 min and then to 50 mg% solution of polyelectrolyte for 10 min. Surface energy and platelet adhesion studies were carried out to demonstrate the suitability of our improved surface towards blood compatibility. Relative changes due toγ-irradiation are also discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      Geetha Kurian1 Chandra P Sharma1

      1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 012, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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