Fabrication of ultra-thin polyrotaxane-based films via solid-state continuous assembly of polymers
Shereen Tan, Eunhyung Nam, Jiwei Cui, Chenglong Xu, Qiang Fu, Jing M Ren, Edgar HH Wong, Katharina Ladewig, Frank Caruso, Anton Blencowe, Greg G Qiao
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2015
Surface-confined ultra-thin polyrotaxane (PRX)-based films with tunable composition, surface topology and swelling characteristics were prepared by solid-state continuous assembly of polymers (ssCAP). The PRX-based films supported cell attachment, and their degradation in biological media could be tuned. This study provides a versatile nano-coating technology with potential applications in biomedicine, including tissue engineering and medical devices.