Photochemical Surface Modification for Design ofReliable Diointerfaces

Yasuhiko IWASAKI
2018 Journal of The Adhesion Society of Japan  
In this review articles, the recent studies on photochemical surface immobilization of phospholipid polymers have been summarized. It is well known that phospholipid polymers can reduce nonspecific protein adsorption, cell adhesion and foreign body reaction. In order to accomplish universal surface immobilization of phospholipid polymers, photochemical processes have been recently employed. The processes can be mainly divided into surface-initiated photopolymerization and immobilization of
more » ... obilization of phospholipid polymers bearing photoreactive functional groups. The surface-initiated photopolymerization is applicable not only to producing non-fouling surfaces but also making surfaces lubricant. This process is then used for long-lasting artificial hip joint implants. In contrast, photo-reactive phospholipid polymers are useful for versatile and regiospecific surface modification of various substrates which can be applied in biomedical fields.
doi:10.11618/adhesion.54.110 fatcat:gnanwtcx3ze3tpdw7nsehvgi3y