Title

Preparation and Characterization of Keratin Coatings for Orthopedic Implant Titanium Rods

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-12-2007

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

961

First Page

149

Last Page

162

Find in your library

Share

 
COinS