Cytocompatibility on silicone modified with organoalkoxysilane due to emulsion polymerization

Y. Shirosaki, K. Tsuru, S. Hayakawa, A. Osaka, S. Takashima

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


γ-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (γ-MPS) molecules were grafted on silicone elastomer by emulsion polymerization. Fibroblast and osteoblastic cells were cultured to examine cytocompatibility of the grafted surface. A greater number of cells grew on the grafted silicone, even forming a cell layer, than on the original silicone. Moreover, the cultured cells were agglomerated on the latter though they adhered well. Thus the γ-MPS grafting was concluded to improve cytocompatibility of silicone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-690
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine; The Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Dec 4 2002Dec 8 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Cytocompatibility on silicone modified with organoalkoxysilane due to emulsion polymerization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this