Preparation and Characterization of Keratin Coatings for Orthopedic Implant Titanium Rods
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Keratin proteins extracted from human hair are employed for developing coatings on titanium. In this work, keratin coatings are prepared on silicon wafer by a two-step reaction: silicon wafers are functionalized with vinyl groups by silanization followed by reaction of keratins with the functionalized surface to form coatings of about 2 nanometers thickness. Through the same protocol, the keratin coatings are prepared on polished titanium rods and blasted rods for use as orthopedic implants. Systematic characterization of coatings on both silicon wafer and titanium is performed by contact angle goniometry, ATR-FTIR, ellipsometry, AFM, EDAX and XPS.
ACS Symposium Series
Wicks, D. A.,
Smith, R. A.,
Morgan, S. E.
(2007). Preparation and Characterization of Keratin Coatings for Orthopedic Implant Titanium Rods. ACS Symposium Series, 961, 149-162.
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