Correlation of antithrombogenicity and heat treatment for layer-by-layer self-assembled polyelectrolyte films

Motomi Matsuda, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

Antithrombogenic films with high durability were fabricated in a wet process. Antithrombogenicity was achieved with polyelectrolyte multilayer thin film prepared from poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(acrylic acid) (PVA-PAA) blends, deposited in alternate layers with poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH). Film durability, assessed by abrasion resistance and water resistance, was enhanced by forming cross-links via amide bonds induced by heat treatment of the film. The film was found to be resistant to protein adsorption, as measured by the amount of fibrinogen adsorbed from an aqueous solution. The antithrombogenic efficacy was assessed in ex vivo experiments by the ability of stainless steel mesh, coated with the polyelectrolyte and inserted into a pig blood vessel, to inhibit thrombus formation. Mesh coated with the polyelectrolyte did not reduce blood flow over a period of 15 min, whereas with uncoated mesh blood flow stopped within 6 min because of blood vessel blockage by thrombus formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4271-4277
Number of pages7
JournalLangmuir
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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