Covalent Bonding of Collagen and Acrylic Polymers

  • Douglas R. Lloyd
  • Charles M. Burns
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 14)


The ability to establish chemical bonding between biological substrates and polymeric prosthetic devices has long been a goal of biomedical researchers. Although significant advancements have been made towards improved biocompatibility of synthetic polymeric materials and biomedical adhesives, the ability to establish permanent bonding under physiological conditions is a goal yet to be fully realized. Attempts to provide the desired adhesion through mechanical bonding have proven to be neither convenient nor permanent (1). For this reason attention has turned to adhesion by chemical bonds. One approach to this problem has been to establish secondary chemical bonds (2–6). These bonds, however, usually do not provide as strong or as permanent a bond as does the establishment of primary chemical bonds (5). We report here the initial stages of work designed to develop an adhesive agent capable of establishing primary chemical bonding between biological substrates and synthetic polymers of biomedical interest.


Acrylic Acid Coupling Reaction Coupling Agent Coupling Efficiency Succinic Anhydride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas R. Lloyd
    • 1
    • 2
  • Charles M. Burns
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering Virginia Polytechnic InstituteState UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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