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Cell Attachment and Protein Adsorption to Polypyrrole thin Films

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 February 2011

Joyce Y. Wong
Affiliation:
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139
Robert S. Langer
Affiliation:
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139
Donald E. Ingber
Affiliation:
Depts. of Surgical Research and Pathology, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115
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Abstract

Thin films of polypyrrole were synthesized using both chemical oxidative and electrochemical methods. The resulting oxidized films were characterized by UV/VIS spectroscopy, contact angle and conductivity measurements. In vitro studies suggest that extracellular matrix molecules, such as fibronectin, adsorb efficiently onto polypyrrole thin films and that 3T3 Balb/c mouse fibroblasts attach and spread normally on polypyrrole.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 1993

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